USA NPN National Phenology Network

Taking the Pulse of Our Planet

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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is host to many species of native plants and wildlife, making it the perfect place to observe, record data, and be a citizen scientist! We have five separate phenology trails, ranging in terrain and distance, for you to pick from. Do one or do them all! Print your data sheets off at home, or stop by the Discovery Room to pick one up. Then, grab your binoculars, a pencil, and a clipboard and head out on the trails! In the Discovery Room you could also checkout one of our free packs with all the materials that will help you on your way – field guides, binoculars, clipboard, pencils, measuring tape, a trail map, and the oh-so-important bug spray! Drop off your completed datasheets in the Discovery Room when you’re finished, or in the Bird Log box near the back door if it’s before or after hours.Whether you want to get outdoors with the family, or yearn to find some quiet time in the peaceful forest, this is an engaging new way to experience our trails, while helping scientists around the world!
Geographic coverage: 
Houston, TX
Taxonomic groups: 
Flowering Plants
Non-flowering Plants
Contact Name: 
Tiffany McElweenie
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Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Dr
77024 Houston , TX
United States
Texas US