Walk on the Wild Side

Take a Trip to the South American Pantanal, No Passport Needed

The Houston Zoo’s newest exhibit is officially open and waiting to whisk you away on a brand-new adventure.

10/13/2020 By Raven Wuebker

Good Stuff

Trees For Houston Makes Our City a Better Place to Live, Even During COVID-19

Trees improve our health and so much more.

05/22/2020 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Nature Calls

Save Houston's Biodiversity from Your Phone

Who knew the Bayou City was an environmental hot spot?

04/01/2020 By Chris Gray

Critter Cam

Tune into the Houston Zoo for a Virtual Field Trip

The animals are welcoming visitors through Facebook Live.

03/19/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Happy in Houston

The Pursuit of Happiness: 60 Ways to Have Your Best Year Ever

New decade, new you.

12/27/2019 Edited by Dianna Wray

Year in Review

Your Favorite Outdoors Coverage of 2019

Running trails, a new BMX park, and asps gone wild (eek).

12/27/2019 Edited by Gwendolyn Knapp

Coming Attractions

Houston Botanic Garden Gives Community a Sneak Peek in January

We can't wait to see the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.

12/19/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Running Notes

A Close Encounter With Coyotes in Memorial Park

A quiet night on the Seymour Lieberman Trail with three unexpected guests.

12/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Oopsie

The Texas Medical Center Accidentally Created a Venomous Caterpillar Outbreak

Bird netting created a wonderland for tree asps.

09/11/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Go Dark

Turn Off Your Lights to Protect Migratory Birds This Week

Live in a home three stories or taller? Keep those lights off for the birds.

08/28/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Museum News

HMNS: You Owe Your Life to Sea Slugs

...as well as plenty of other organisms on display at the museum's newly renovated George W. Strake Hall of Malacology.

08/13/2019 By Morgan Kinney

It's Back, Back Again

The Houston Arboretum's Ravine Trail Is Back

The trail has been closed off for three years due to flooding and erosion, and it's finally open again.

04/26/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Gulf Coast Vacations

You Don't Have to Be an Angler to Visit Grand Isle

Hiking and birdwatching on Louisiana's only inhabited barrier island.

04/25/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Under The Boardwalk, Boardwalk

The New Katy Boardwalk District Will Have Its Own 90-Acre Nature Preserve

Shop, stay, or bird watch.

01/02/2019 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How the Houston Zoo Is Trying to Save the Attwater Prairie Chicken

This chicken's numbers have perilously dropped in recent decades.

09/21/2018 By Cicely Rubottom

The Great Outdoors

Canada Is Home to the Most Gorgeous Lakes In the World

Cool down in Canada with Banff's natural splendor.

07/26/2018 By Bill Wiatrak

Helping Houston

The 12 Commandments of Virtuous Houstonians

It’s the little things that add up to a better city.

07/20/2018 By Morgan Kinney

You Can't Take the Sky From Me

How Are Houston's Fireflies Faring?

Houston doesn't make it easy for them to thrive.

07/20/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Peep Show

You Can Help Monitor the Butterfly Population in Houston

The Texas Butterfly Monitoring Network needs your inexpertise.

06/27/2018 By Josh Davis

Something Wicked This Way Smells

Heads Up: The HMNS Is About to Get Really Stinky

The HMNS is on high alert in anticipation of the second corpse flower bloom in as many months.

05/31/2018 By Morgan Kinney