We have been participating in a fun new program at HANC called "Tyke Hikes" that we have been enjoying. Each hike has a theme and they read a story to start out the program. Then we go on a guided hike to discover various things on the trails that go along with theme. Occasionally there is an art activity to go with it, such as a leaf rubbing.
Even though Houston is suffering a severe drought, we have still been able to see many fascinating animals. I saw my first "in the wild" box turtle! So cool! We have also spotted armadillos, dragonflies, titmice, chickadees, hummingbirds, skinks, cardinals, beetles, carpenter ants, and have heard great-horned owls hooting back and forth.
As the season begins to change, we look forward to seeing what new plants & animals we may see on our excursions to the arboretum.