Thank you for your generous donation to the Armand Bayou Nature Center.
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.
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.
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Kids 3 and under are free
Reservations Required 281 474 2551
Please No Costumes
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.
Pre-registration is required to participate. You may register by going to http://signup.com/go/UnnTqZN
Time:8:00am - noon
LUNCH, DOOR PRIZES AND T-SHIRTS PROVIDED!
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
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
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.
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.
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.