Duck, Duck, Goose

Bird-Watching for Beginners at Brazos Bend

And if you're not into birds, how about bobcats?

05/26/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Arts & Rec

Get Out: The Houston Ballet at Miller Outdoor Theater

A free ballet performance is just one reason to visit Hermann Park.

05/05/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best East Texas State Parks

For the Gung-Ho Glampers: Daingerfield State Park

For those times when you just can't camp without a hot shower at end of the day.

04/28/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Parkour in Discovery Green

Tonight's free class will teach you how to treat the city like the giant jungle gym it is.

04/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Best East Texas State Parks

For the Fishermen (And the Wannabe Fishermen): Lake Livingston State Park

Think you can beat the record catch at Lake Livingston? You'll have to hook a 115-pound catfish first.

04/28/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Best State Parks

For the City Slickers: Huntsville State Park

Horse stable? Check. Spec's for champagne? Also check.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Best East Texas State Parks

Cowboy Coffee & Chili: Campfire Cooking 101

Need tips for cooking in the wild? Ask a cowgirl.

04/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best East Texas State Parks

For the Happy Hikers: Martin Dies Jr. State Park

Don't mind the alligators—no, seriously.

04/28/2016 By Nick Esquer

Best East Texas State Parks

The Fauna of the Piney Woods

From water moccasins to woodpeckers, what to watch for—and what to watch out for—in East Texas.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best East Texas State Parks

For the Canoers and Kayakers: Caddo Lake State Park

A potential Bigfoot sighting is far from the only reason to visit Texas's largest—and only—natural lake.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best State Parks

For the History Hounds: Mission Tejas State Park

More than mounds abound in this part of Texas, where the Caddo Indians once reigned.

04/28/2016 By Alice Levitt

Best East Texas State Parks

The Flora of the Piney Woods

Did you know? Spanish moss is neither a moss nor a lichen.

04/28/2016 By Roxanna Asgarian

Best East Texas State Parks

For the Casual Campers: Martin Creek Lake State Park

It may be the loudest state park in Texas, but it's still one of our favorites—and here's why.

04/28/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Public Art

What's Behind the Big Burp in Buffalo Bayou

Who fixes the Big Bubble when it breaks, and other important questions.

04/28/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Ice House

May's Perfect Party

The exclamation-point-happy edition.

04/28/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Lawn Games

Get Out: Blanket Bingo at Market Square Park

The storms have passed, the sun is out, and Blanket Bingo is back on tonight.

04/27/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Remember the Alamo Here in Houston

This week marks the 180th anniversary of the conflict that created Texas, commemorated at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site.

04/18/2016 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

The Great Outdoors

Get Out: Buffalo Bend Nature Park

The beautiful new 10-acre wetlands conservation area is just the beginning for this previously industrial section of the Ship Channel.

04/08/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Fitness Friday

Happy Trails: The Off-Road Running Events You Don’t Want to Miss This Summer

It's tempting to ditch your running shoes in favor of a swimsuit, but trail running can keep your mileage exciting all summer long.

04/08/2016 By Andrea Park

Partys & Rec

Get Out: It's Bayou Greenway Day

This Saturday, take part in the second annual celebration of our city's hard-working parks and rec organizations.

03/25/2016 By Leah Rose