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Matching Farm Fund Established
in Honor of Lew Hornung

A generous contribution has enabled ABNC to create the Martyn Farm Legacy Fund honoring Lew Hornung, along with a pledge that to match additional contributions dollar for dollar. The fund will be used to preserve the structures and stories of the Martyn Family farm exhibit at ABNC, providing resources for maintenance of the farm house and associated structures, the furnishings and household goods exhibited in the farm house, and the grounds and gardens that comprise the Martyn Farm exhibit.
To honor Lew and secure the legacy of the Martin Farm you can make any amount of donation and have it doubled, just by adding “Lew Hornung memorial” or “Martyn Farm Legacy Fund” to memo line on your check. Credit card and cash donations are also welcome. Call 281-474-2551 for more details.

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.

There is always something going on at ABNC

Martyn Farm Harvest Festival

The second weekend in November means it’s time for one of the most anticipated festivals in the Greater Houston area. Each fall since 1981 the Martyn Farm at Armand Bayou Nature Center, 8500 Bay Area Boulevard, has given visitors the opportunity to turn back the clock to circa 1900 to a simpler time on the Texas Gulf Coast. Farm life could be harsh and tiring, but also satisfying. Harvest time was especially hard work, but a time for family and community fun. Join us as we celebrate the past.

Creepy Crawlers

Creepy Crawlers

A family originated Halloween alternative.

Join us at ABNC for fun filled night of Halloween-themed night of games and activities for the entire family.  The fun includes a barn shows, haystack dive, night hike, facepainting, storytelling, games and outdoor activities.  For complete details and online registration go to Creepy Crawlers Halloween Party.

October 28th
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Kids 3 and under are free
$10 Admission

Reservations Required 281 474 2551
Please No Costumes

Prairie Pandemonium

Prairie Pandemonium

Volunteers needed October 21 8:00 am to noon to help restore one of the last remaining stands of Texas coastal tallgrass prairies.

Volunteers will become part of a team planting effort to transplant native grasses into ABMC's restored prairies. Participants will need  to bring sturdy shoes and clothers that can get muddy. The nature center will provide tools  and work gloves.

Print, complete and sign this waivewr. Bring it with you the day of the event.

Pre-registration is required to participate.  You may register by going to http://signup.com/go/UnnTqZN 

Date: 10/21/2017
Time:8:00am - noon


Seabrook to be honored with "Armand"

Seabrook to be honored with "Armand" Armand Bayou Nature Center has announced that the 2017 Armand Yramategui Conservation Award will be presented to the City of Seabrook at a November 2, 2017 luncheon at the Bay Oaks Country Club. Seabrook is being recognized for its vision as a sustainable coastal community and its commitment to embracing environmental stewardship. Barry Ward of Trees for Houston will be the keynote speaker.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 281-474-2551 or download the Armand Yramategui Conservation Award registration form.

All proceeds will support ABNC's conservation, education, and stewardship efforts to preserve our precious green space inside the Houston metropolitan area.

ABNC Executive Director Tom Kartrude

Children’s Nature Classes

Children’s Nature Classes

Looking for a place to get your children outdoors? ABNC’s EcoClasses will allow your child to explore, discover and observe (STEM). Join us for some great nature experiences! Please call 713-274-2668 to reserve your spot.

EcoTots are for children 18 months to 36 months with an adult
EcoKids are for children ages 3 to 6
EcoSchoolers are for homeschool children ages 7 to 12

Guided Canoe Trip

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 713-274-2688.

Pontoon Boat Adventures

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.

Upcoming Events

Bayou City Eco-Almanac

ABNC is proud to announce the introduction of a new series of video shorts called the Bayou City Eco-Almanac. Collaborating with our friends and partners at the University of Houston Clear Lake, these videos are designed to encourage community eco-literacy and open our eyes to the richness of life right in our own backyard. Topics will change along with the seasons, but the message that persists is to get outside and reconnect with nature.

Visit the ABNC Video Gallery.

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