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Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series
About the Lecture Series

Walk in the Woods

Located on the edge of the Big Thicket, Montgomery County is home to a diverse plant and wildlife population. Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series provides an introduction to the unique species that inhabit our community. Guest speakers recognized for their expertise present topics ranging from bats and owls to hummingbirds and habitat gardening. Featuring exquisite photography and occasionally live specimens, Walk in the Woods appeals to nature enthusiasts of all ages and levels of interest, from students to retirees. 

The Spring 2015 series will take place at:
McCullough Junior High School
3800 S. Panther Creek Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381

Local Snakes 101 

  • Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7 p.m.--Note time 
  • Mike Howlett, Herpetologist, Harris County Precinct 4 Parks Department
  • Nancy Bock Audtorium--Note location 

Harmless snake or venomous species? An expert in snake behavior, Mr. Howlett is a master at teaching adults and children quick and easy ways to distinquish. He emphasizes recognizable traits that are easily recalled during a surprise meeting.  

Hummingbirds 101: Everything you wanted to know about hummingbirds and more!

  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.--Note time
  • Cliff Shackelford, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Non-game ornithologist
  • L.G.I. Lecture Hall--Note location  

Catching a glimpse of a hummingbird induces a sense of wonder and delight. Discover the resident and migratory species that visit Texas. Luring the elusive bird to the garden is not difficult, according to Mr. Shackelford, co-author of Hummingbirds of Texas.

Purple Martins: Aerial Insectivores 

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.--Note time
  • Mary Anne Weber, Houston Audubon
  • L.G.I. Lecture Hall--Note location  

Aerial insectivores, purple martins migrate each year to North America from Brazil to breed. In Texas and other parts east of the Rockies, the bird is totally dependent upon human provided housing. Learn more about the amazing species and how to be a successful purple martin landlord. 

For future lectures or more information, contact us at 281-210-3800.

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