Our Special Early Bird Guided Kayak Tours on September 3rd and 9th will offer a unique chance to see birds, reptiles, and deer starting their day at the water’s edge. https://www.abnc.org/kayak-tours
Photo of Kayaks on Armand Bayou courtesy of Tyson Vodochodsky
Sydni Spencer has been with ABNC as an Environmental Educator and Camp Counselor for over two years and we’re excited to announce she will be our new Education Programs Coordinator. Previously Ms. Spencer was a Naturalist/Interpreter at Moody Gardens in Galveston. She is a graduate of the College of The Mainland and a local resident. In addition to her love of the outdoors, she provides love and care for several furry friends and plants and continues to pursue her hobby of creating outstanding art. Ms. Spencer will continue to teach our weekday children’s programs and field trips.
Come on out, bring your camera and celebrate World Photography Day. Thank you Gary Seloff for sharing these amazing photos!
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Reconnect with nature while painting ABNC wildlife! New Topics Every Month. All skill levels are welcome for these fun filled workshops. Paintings featured here painted by our Paint by Nature leader Jessica Lamb.
Our new Associate Environmental Steward, Wren Bradley, attended a Monarch Waystation dedication ceremony. The waystation was made possible by Clear Lake Chapter – Native Plant Society of Texas, Texas Department of Transportation, and Port Houston. Check it out on Shoreacres Blvd at SH 146 to learn about the Monarch life cycle and how the waystation provides their needs as they migrate from Mexico to Canada and back. It is especially important to have these pockets of protection in urban areas to help our migratory friends! ABNC’s restored tall-grass prairie is also a certified Monarch Waystation!
Wren is super excited to fulfill the stewardship mission to take care of the three ecoregions ABNC protects. Come be a part of ABNC’s mission by volunteering on our Prairie Fridays and Stewardship Saturdays.
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Last week saw the close of another successful ABNC Summer EcoCamp! Our campers had a blast fishing and many kids were excited to catch their first fish!
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These baby wood ducks are zooming to safety! The reeds on the shore of Horsepen bayou provide camouflage and help the ducks hide from predators. Wild ducks, unlike their city-dwelling counterparts, are very cautious and are easily startled into zooming away. Photo courtesy of Gary Seloff
At ABNC, you can see gopher tortoises, box turtles, and more! Embrace your creativity and learn about them with ABNC’s paint by nature on August 6th! (Spend time reconnecting with nature indoors!) Our skilled instructor will guide you in painting your very own turtle or tortoise, and at the end of the workshop you’ll have your own painting to take home! Registration required https://www.abnc.org/paint-by-nature