ABNC is partnering with Houston Audubon to celebrate their 50th Anniversary with an Early Morning Birding Hike for the first-ever Houston Bird Week! Watch a roseate spoonbill and great blue heron wade in water or watch an Osprey soar as you listen to the chirp of colorful songbirds. Located in the heart of a major migratory path, Armand Bayou Nature Center is an amazing place to go birding all year round. Spaces are limited, so register today! When: September 28, 7-9am Reservations: Reservations required Age: 12 years & up Rates: Members $10, Non Members $12 BOOK YOUR EARLY MORNING BIRDING HIKE TODAY!
The usage of drones by civilians has increased significantly over the past few years. An estimated 600,000 drones will be in use by commercial enterprises by 2018. The top industry using drones in the United States is photography with the second largest being real estate ( DMR, www.expandedramblings.com). Drones have been used in military applications for years but as the drones move to the commercial industry and to hobbyists, concerns have been raised regarding safety and enforcement of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations. The FAA refers to drones as an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) and regulations apply for personal and Read More »
All water bodies within a watershed in Texas are threatened by many types of non-point sources (NPS) of pollution which can detrimentally affect the state’s valuable water resources. In order to recognize, control and prevent these sources of pollution, the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) have partnered up to initiate the Texas Watershed Steward (TWS) program. The TWS program provides a science-based, watershed education to help citizens identify and take action to address local water quality impairments. Watershed stewardship means caring for the water, air, and biodiversity in the entire watershed. Read More »