Calendar

Jul
30
Fri
2021
Children’s Story Hour @ The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
HREG Solar Workshop @ TX/RX Labs
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

HREG - Own Your PowerThis free, monthly workshop addresses the basics on how to install and operate a solar system.  It covers topics such as solar array types, costs of equipment and labor, permitting, energy savings, and reliability. The instructor, Bill Swann, is an expert in solar energy and has built many of his own solar systems. This workshop is ideal for all people; Bill can answer the simplest and most technical of questions. If you want to learn more about solar, this is the workshop for you. For more information, contact Bill Swann at william.swann2@gmail.com.

Street parking available. This workshop occurs on the last friday of every month, except December.

Jul
31
Sat
2021
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Jul 31 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Aug
1
Sun
2021
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center | Humble | Texas | United States

The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open for bicycling. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center programs and events are free of charge unless otherwise noted and open to the public regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, physical ability, national origin, or religion. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in these programs should contact the nature center. Programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Solid shoes are recommended. Call 281-446-8588 for more information.

Aug
4
Wed
2021
Heartwood Master Naturalist Chapter Meeting @ W.G. Jones State Forest Education Building
Aug 4 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 4 @ 8:00 pm
Aug
6
Fri
2021
Children’s Story Hour @ The Family Garden in the McGovern Centennial Gardens
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Aug
7
Sat
2021
Bolivar Flats Beach Rambles @ Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am

1ST SATURDAY BOLIVAR FLATS BEACH RAMBLES

Walking on Bolivar Flats

Come explore Bolivar Flats Shorebird Sanctuary and see what the forces of nature have left for us on the beach and in the wrack lines with Sanctuaries Manager Pete Deichmann. You’ll walk along the beach and out onto the flats discovering the diversity of life along the gulf coast. It’s a perfect opportunity for a family day trip. Ride the Galveston ferry, see dolphins, birds, shellfish and learn about coastal ecosystems.

This program is FREE, suitable for all ages and runs on the first Saturday of each month. No preregistration required. We meet at 10:00 AM at the vehicular barrier. Take TX-87 to Rettilon Rd. Turn right at the beach and travel 3/4 mile. Hope to see you there!

Parking: Parking stickers are REQUIRED for all vehicles to park on Bolivar beaches. They can be purchased locally for $10. A list of vendors can be found here.

Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.

 

Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326
www.nechesriveradventures.org

Aug
8
Sun
2021
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Aug 8 @ 8:00 am
Jones Park Bicycling @ Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center | Humble | Texas | United States

The Jones-Bender, Judy Overby Bell and Spring Creek Greenway trails are open for bicycling. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

All Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center programs and events are free of charge unless otherwise noted and open to the public regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, physical ability, national origin, or religion. Anyone requiring special assistance to participate in these programs should contact the nature center. Programs meet at the Nature Center unless otherwise noted. Solid shoes are recommended. Call 281-446-8588 for more information.

Aug
9
Mon
2021
Hermann Park Bird Survey @ Hermann Park
Aug 9 @ 7:30 am

Volunteer Coordinator: Jim WinnYellow-crowned Night-Heron

The public is invited to join us at Hermann Park on the second Monday morning of each month. There is no charge for these bird walks and children are welcome. We meet in parking lot “D” on the south side of the Miller Outdoor Theatre stage.

Directions

From Hermann Park Drive parking lot “D” shares the entrance with parking lot “E”. From the fountain in front of Hotel ZaZa, drive around on Hermann Park Dr.(also shown as Golf Course Dr. on some maps) past the Museum of Natural Science and McGovern Centennial Gardens. The entrance to Parking Lot D will be on your right side, just before you get to the large lots in front of the main zoo entrance. The entrance will say Parking Lot “E”. Go in there. Parking Lot “D” is behind Lot “E”.

 

For more information, please visit houstonaudubon.org/birding/bird-surveys.