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Houston and Nature

Sep 15, 2022

Have you wondered if anyone sees the big picture on caring for Houston’s bayous and waterways? I have, and that’s why I sat down with Brittani Flowers, the president and CEO of the Bayou Preservation Association. She tells us why our streams are such great assets and how we can leverage them to realize the promise...


Apr 8, 2022

The Smith Oaks Rookery on High Island, in springtime, teems with life. Several species of colonial nesting birds come here to raise their young. And they do so right in front of human onlookers, without signs of fear.

To give you a sense of the experience that the Rookery offers, I packed up my microphones and headed to...


Mar 2, 2022

Kristi Rangel has many facets: By career she is an educator, public health official, and artist. By passion she explores African American connections to the land in Houston. When she talks, you quickly learn that her rootedness in nature runs deep. It starts with a three-times great grandfather who, although African,...


Jan 16, 2022

Does observing birds – as they jump from twig to twig, stalk prey, feed their young – bring you joy? Then, according to Sarah Flournoy of the Houston Audubon Society, you are a birder, whether you own a pair of binoculars or not.

Follow Sarah on her journey from beginner to expert birder. Find out why in Houston...