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

The Great Outdoors

The Great Texas Camping Guide

25 spectacular spots to pitch your tent this summer

05/29/2018 By Houstonia Staff

Ice House

4 Things We Know About the Houston Botanic Garden

From a "plant zoo" to an edible garden, the city's first botanic garden will be both beautiful and educational.

05/29/2018 By Morgan Kinney

Mean Green

The Houston Botanic Garden's First Phase is Underway: Here's the Low Down

There will be 120 acres of botanical beauty between downtown and Hobby.

04/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hidden Gem

Huasteca Is Mexico's Best-Kept Secret

Waterfalls, ruins and Surrealist art abound.

01/26/2018 By Bill Wiatrak

Ice House

Winter Is For the Birds. Specifically, Purple Martins.

When they arrive this month, the North American swallow needs to be cared for by Houston "landlords."

12/29/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Add to Calendar

52 Weekends of Family Fun

Your year with the youngsters, planned.

12/29/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

A Tree Grows in Houston

Tribute Trees Are the Gift That Keeps on Growing

Trees for Houston offers a charitable take on the Christmas tradition.

12/12/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Ice House

Out of Catastrophe, a Wild New Opportunity at the Houston Arboretum

In the aftermath of a great tree-mortality event, the Arboretum has created a new master plan.

10/30/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Houston’s Creepy, Crawly, Chompy Critters

The surprising species tagged by our local iNaturalist community

08/21/2017 By Morgan Kinney

Wildlife

The Other Best Spot for Bat-Watching on the Bayou

A Garden Oaks bridge boasts its own colony of Mexican free-tails—without the mass of onlookers.

08/04/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Explore the Edible Side of the Houston Arboretum This Month

If you've never picked blackberries or foraged for mushrooms, we've got a bushel of delicious reasons to visit the nature sanctuary.

05/10/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Get Out

Spring Creek Needs Your Trailbuilding Help This Summer

Everything is bigger in Texas—including its trails and greenways.

05/02/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Hill Country Guide

Climb to the Sky in Garner State Park

The trails might be challenging, but they're worth it.

04/17/2017 By Marianella Orlando

Obituary

Noted "Force of Nature" Terry Hershey Has Passed Away

The conservationist was one of the great champions of Houston's oft-overlooked natural side.

01/19/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt