Field Trip Friday: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center has multiple hiking trails circling the 155 acre urban sanctuary. Head south from the visitors center for a birds eye view of the Buffalo Bayou on the Charlotte Couch Birding Platform. Follow the Coggie Pearson Trail to find some of the largest sycamore trees in Harris County, or explore a East Texas swamp on the R.A. Vines Trail. All trails are free to the public and open daily.
More nature for everyone!
The center has multiple camps, special events, and classes for all ages. Adults can learn about gardening, green living, birding, and identifying trees. Children's programs are fun adventures that introduce composting, frog adventures, and art in nature. For those who want to experience the urban forest after dark don't miss the Arboretum at Night Series with night hikes, wine and cheese tasting, as well as bat walks.
- Class schedules, trail descriptions, hours, and directions for The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center are on their official website.
- Like them on Facebook for news, and bird hatching updates.
- If you enjoy nature facts or want a quick reminder when camp registration is coming up follow them on Twitter.
- Check out more photos taken at the Arboretum and add your own in the Nature Center's Flickr Group.