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Winter Solstice & Wildflowers

Now is the time of year to look back on our lives and make changes to better the future. The real trigger for looking inward begins with the winter solstice. In the northern hemisphere, the waning of sunlight ends with the shortest day and longest night. The word solstice is Latin, 'sol' - sun and 'sistere'- to stand. This year on December 21, 2018, will be a trifecta of astrological proportions, a full moon, the Ursid meteor shower, and at 4:23 p.m. CST, the sun will 'stand' at its southernmost point on the Earth's orbital axis. To the ancients, the winter solstice was a cause for celebration, the coming of the sun, longer days ahead with warmth not far behind and...

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A Bayou Defined: Armand Bayou Nature Center

The bayous of East Texas and Houston have a unique biological composition that includes wetland zones, riparian woodlands, and native coastal prairie. The convergence of these three ecological zones promotes an extraordinary diversity of species including...

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Texas Wildflowers

There are over 5000 species of Texas wildflowers. There are often times several common names for each flower and many flowers have the same common name.

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Houston Arboretum

Approximately 1466 acres, Memorial Park is one of the largest urban parks in the United States. During World War I, much of the land was used as a military training camp. In 1924, 

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