Welcome to the
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Visit this astonishingly beautiful part of the Texas Gulf Coast and "reconnect with nature". Become aware of how Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC), nestled in the Clear Lake Area, is working to preserve the wetlands prairie, forest and marsh habitats surrounding Armand Bayou. Visitors can learn about our plant and animal inhabitants, bird-watch, hike on the Nature Center's trails or view our live animal displays of snakes, alligators, turtles, hawks and bison. A visit to the Center's Martyn Farm will take you back in time to late 1800's farm life in Texas. Before you leave, make reservations to see the beauty of Armand Bayou on the "Bayou Ranger", an electric pontoon boat, or on a guided canoe tour. In order for ABNC to continue to preserve this "Natural Place", please consider becoming a member.
Winter EcoCamp Registration has begun!
Hey Kids ages 4-13, Nature is really cool at ABNC! Come and enjoy your winter break at EcoCamp. We will be offering 2 two day EcoCamps. EcoCamp 1: Dec. 30 & 31, 2013 and EcoCamp 2: Jan. 2 & 3, 2014. Camps are either half or full day for all ages. Each camp is a different theme - so sign up for both for double the fun. Registration for Winter EcoCamp has begun!! Go to the Winter EcoCamp page for more information.
Call the Education Department at 281-474-2551x13 or x14 for details.
New in September EcoKids Classes for preschool aged children
"EcoKids" Classes are educational and fun for young learners. Each scheduled class will explore a different topic related to species native to Armand Bayou Nature Center. Classes are for children only and will include a natural history lesson, music, story, craft, demonstrations and an outdoor activity. All children 3 to 6 years old and fully potty trained are welcome. Classes are held twice a month from 9:30-11:30 on Fridays at the Nature Center beginning September 27, 2013. Fee per child: $8 non members; $6 members. Reservations are required.
Visit the EcoKids information page for class schedule.
Registration for our Winter EcoCamp has begun!
We would love for you to experience Armand Bayou Nature Center in the winter with us.
All campers will get to make s'mores, have a bonfire and go on a hay ride (weather permitting), as well as canoe and fish.
EcoCamp will be held all day, (you can choose AM, PM or both for all age groups)
EcoCamp 1 is December 30th and 31st, 2013 and EcoCamp 2 is January 2nd and 3rd, 2014.
Go to the Winter EcoCamp page for camp information and registration or just call me at 281-474-2551 ext.13 and I will be happy to answer any of your questions or take a registration.
27th Annual ABNC Christmas Bird Count December 21st
Calling all bird lovers, watchers and feeders of all ages! Armand Bayou's Christmas Bird Count is December 21st and we need your help! We need bird watchers of all skill levels (excellent opportunity for learning). We have breakfasty goodies and meet at 5:30 pm for Tally Rally at a local restaurant for species total, dutch dinner! Come one, come all, just come!
- When: Saturday, December 21st at 6:30 am
- Where: Armand Bayou auditorium for check-in and team gathering
- Cost: It’s free this year!
- What to bring: binoculars, weather appropriate clothing, bottled water, sack lunch, field guides if you have one.
- RSVP to Martha Hood email@example.com
Guided Canoe Trip
Want to see the bayou from a whole new perspective? Come on a guided canoe trip the second Saturday of each month. Ages 12 and up. The trips begin at 8am and go until 11am. Reservations are required. Please call 281-474-2551x10.
Guided Photo Hikes
Want to take nature photographs early, before the first guests arrive or late, after the gates close? Guided photo hikes are offered the second Saturday of each month for ages 12 and up. These alternate between early morning and late afternoon. Reservations are required. Please call 281-474-2551x10.
Pontoon Boat Adventures
Start your weekend by enjoying a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast drifting down the bayou on our pontoon boat, the "Bayou Ranger". Observe wildlife searching for their breakfast on the bayou. This trip through the heart of the Nature Center presents an uncommon opportunity to watch and learn about bayou life. Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee while underway.Show or Hide the Event Details
The boat will pick you up at the Bay Area Park boat launch (NOT at the nature center). Reservations required.
Ages: 5 - Adult (an adult must accompany children under 18)
Fee: Members: $20 for adults Â Â $15 for children and seniors
Nonmembers: $25 for adults Â Â $20 for children and seniors