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Flora and Fauna along Sims Bayou: Visiting Houston’s Raptor Center and Botanic Garden
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 9:00 A.M.– 2:00 P.M.
3997 RIVER, 77017. FREE ON-SITE PARKING IS AVAILABLE. SUBSCRIBERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO WALK. LUNCH IS INCLUDED. LIMITED ENROLLMENT.
Houston delights with its urban gardens and nature sanctuaries. Join the Houston Seminar as we explore the Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center and the Houston Botanic Garden, both located along Sims Bayou in historic Park Place.
We begin our day at the Houston Audubon Raptor and Education Center, a picturesque 1.1-acre sanctuary where the Education Director Mary Anne Weber will give us a behind-the-scenes tour of the sanctuary and some up-close encounters with hawks and owls.
We will continue to the nearby Houston Botanic Garden for a private tour of the world-class, 132-acre garden and its wide variety of plant life and ecosystems led by the Garden’s President Claudia Gee Vassar. We will learn why having a botanic garden is important to our community and hear directly from the experts about the diverse horticulture on display, including the global collection garden, the culinary garden which features edible and medicinal plants, the coastal prairie, and stormwater wetlands.
A boxed lunch will be provided, and guests are welcome to linger and enjoy the garden afterwards.