Bay Area Wildflowers
August 8, 2007
|Wildflowers such as firewheel and verbena
popup along roads in the Bay area.
Closeup of group of flowers on left.
name for firewheel is Indian blanket, Gallardia pulchechina.
(In remembrance of Lady Bird Johnson, former U.S. First
Photo credits - Marilyn Clark, League City Area News
Nature Center Wildflowers
July 26, 2007
Wildflowers and the butterflies that sip their nectar delight visitors to the Armand Bayou Nature Center Habitat Garden in front of the admissions building.
Flowers common to gardens of the “Old South” are found in the farmhouse garden.
Hikers enjoy the Nature Center's Lady Bird, Karankawa, Martyn, prairie and marsh trails. The Lady Bird trail is named after Lady Bird Johnson. It features a short hike through a forest and then along the edge of a prairie and this forest.
Armand Bayou Nature Center is open from 9 to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Nature Center is located at 8500 Bay Area Boulevard (281-474-2551).
Photo Credit: Marilyn Clark
Other Nature Center Activities
Updated October 15, 2007
Ecotours of Armand Bayou on the Bayou Ranger:
Breakfast on the Bayou - from 8 to 9:30 a.m.
Saturdays - June 9, 16, 23 and 30
Saturdays - July 7, 14, 21 and 28
Saturdays - Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25
Saturdays - Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29
Saturdays - Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27
Observe and learn about wildlife as you snack on rolls, juice and coffee.
Meet at Bay Area Park.
Saturdays - June 2, 9 and 19 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays - June 16 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturdays - June 23 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays - July 7 and 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturdays - Aug. 4, Aug. 11 and Aug 18 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Saturday - Sept. 1 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - Oct. 6 - call for the time.
Saturday - June 30 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday - July 28 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday - Aug. 25 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Saturday - Sept. 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday - Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Guided Canoe Trip
June 9 and 23 - Saturdays - from 8 to 11 a.m.
July 14 and 28 - Saturdays - from 8 to 11 a.m.
Aug. 11 and 25 - Saturdays - from 8 to 11 a.m.
Sept. 8 and 22 - Saturdays - from 8 to 11 a.m.
Oct. 13 and 27 - Saturdays - from 8 to 11 a.m.
Come take a tour of Armand Bayou. Reservations required.
Prairie Night Hay Ride
Friday - June 29 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday - July 27 from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Friday - Aug. 24 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Friday - Sept. 21 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday - Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Experience the beauty of the prairie as you learn about its wildlife and ecology. Reservations required.
Saturday - Aug. 25 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Saturday - Oct. 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy the woods at night as you search for raccoons, opossum, deer and other night animals. Please bring
a flashlight. Reservations required. Ages 6 and over.
Friday & Saturday - Oct. 26 & 27
6 to 9 p.m
|Chuckwalla photo by Marilyn Clark, League City Area News Online
- Will include face painting, story tellinng, hayrides,
night hikes with talking animals, live animal demonstrations, crafts,
- All activities are included in the cost of admission.
- Please, do NOT wear costumes.
- Friday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Oct. 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Fee: Members: $8.00
2 and under FREE.
Call 281-474-2551 .
The 26th Annual Jimmy Martyn Fall Festival
Photo credit: Marilyn Clark/ League City Area News Online
Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov.
11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Demonstrations, wagon rides, music & dance, crafts,
games, antique machines, food & drinks for sale, organic vegetables—FRESH— for
Admission fees include both a free wagon ride:
$6.00 - adults
$3.00 - children and seniors
$8.00 - adults
$5.00 - children and seniors
- Children under 4
parking and shuttle from UHCL Parking Lot D, On-site parking $3.00
Sponsors include the City of Pasadena Arts Development Program and the Clear
Lake Shores Super Target Store.
To make reservations for events or to obtain more information call Armand
Bayou Nature Center's Education Department at 281-474-2551, extension 13 or
Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Boulevard (281-474-2551)
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