Armand Bayou bringing in some facts about how white-tail survive extreme heat without sweat glands.

The way white-tail deer deal with this extreme heat, is they find shade and decrease movement in the heat of the day. They do not have sweat glands. The term for being most active at dawn and dusk is crepuscular.

Photo Courtesy of Gene Fisseler

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Escape the heat and explore nature at Armand Bayou with Paint by Nature or embark on exciting kayak adventures and night hikes.

For a cool indoor nature experience try a turtley fun Paint by Nature workshop. Or beat the heat with a Morning Pontoon Cruise, Early Bird Kayak Tour, or try a Night Hike! We are also open on Labor Day for extra time to reconnect with nature. abnc.org

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Join Armand Bayou for a week or more to immerse yourself in their exciting EcoProgram adventures.

ABNC EcoPrograms are led by small groups of biologists, certified teachers and trained naturalists for tots to teens. Pick the topic of your choice, sign up for one week or many. Some fun upcoming eco topics are fish, snail, turtle and crawfish.

Photos courtesy of Tyson Vodochodsky

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Join Parks and Recreation for Pollinators BioBLITZ event at Armand Bayou Nature Center Sept 16th 9-1pm.

May-🐝 you will learn a thing or 2️⃣ at the Parks For Pollinators BioBLITZ event this year! You should join us on September 16 (9am-1pm), at Armand Bayou Nature Center, and help Pasadena win the CHALLENGE!

💸FREE (for the first 100 guests)
💧Bring reusable water bottles.
🥾Wear walking shoes.
👖Dress for insects while you explore!

After the first 100 guests, the cost will be $6 for adults, $4 for children and seniors.

For two weeks after the event, Join the City of Pasadena, the Armand Bayou Nature Center, and various parks throughout the country in a fun challenge to see how many pollinator species can be documented using the iNaturalist app. With the iNaturalist app, you simply take a picture of a pollinator (bee, butterfly, bat, etc.) or plant, and the online community will help identify the species.

You can learn more about the Parks for Pollinators initiative and see which agencies are participating by visiting https://nrpa.org/bioblitz/. The Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz is organized by the National Recreation and Park Association

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Splash Pad days open choke back to weekends only through September.

🥵How long will this heat last? 👍👍Good thing the Splash Pads will be available through September!✏️Mark your calendars for the September Splash Pad Schedule.💦
All Splash Pads will be off for the season as of October 1st. Questions? Call our Aquatics Division at: 713-948-0322 You can also visit our website: https://www.pasadenatx.gov/219/Splash-Pads for hours and locations!

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Journey of the Monarchs: Armand Bayou Associate Environmental Steward Wren, explores a waystation for the Monarchs.

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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Armand Bayou volunteer Mr Woods explores the surprising connection between coffee and buttonbush.

Check out the latest blog post by ABNC volunteer David Ozro Woods to learn what coffee has in common with buttonbush, and how you can celebrate local plants and pollinators this Fall.

https://www.abnc.org/wild-about-abnc-blog/buttonbush

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Armand Bayou’s Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Lamb, is an exceptional artist who combines her love for nature and artistic talents.

ABNC’s multi-talented Volunteer Coordinator, Jessica Lamb is also a gifted artist! Combining her love for nature and art, she skillfully guides our Paint by Nature workshops. In these fun workshops you can

learn about and paint ABNC wildlife! Beginners and hobbyists are welcome! Upcoming topics include turtles, owls, bats, squirrels, cardinals!
https://www.abnc.org/paint-by-nature 

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Pasadena’s Youth Recreation Centers to resume regular hours while the Summer Food Program ends.

🤩Youth Recreation Centers will resume their regular hours of 3-7pm, Mondays – Fridays, beginning August 14. 🍎The last day of the Summer Food Program at these Recreation Centers will be Friday, August 11. For more information, visit: www.pasadenatx.gov/RecreationCenters

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Video: The Hotwheels took off yesterday to Chicago to win the championships.

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