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Holiday at the Cabin

Saturday, December 6, 2014
6–8 PM

Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center

Holiday at the CabinCrafts for kids, hot chocolate and cider, yummy holiday treats, holiday movie on the lawn, shopping in the nature store, special guests, raffles and much more!

Tickets go on sale October 1. The cost is $3.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased online and at the nature center.


Red-throated Caracaras: Social Living, Wasp-eating Raptors

This event is free and open to the general public.

Speaker: Sean McCann
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: Social at 7:00 PM. Presentation begins at 7:30 PM.
Place: United Way Center, 50 Waugh


Red-throated Caracaras are unusual falconid raptors found in forested habitats in tropical America. They are specialist predators of social wasps, and extraordinary cooperative breeders. Over five seasons in French Guiana, Sean McCann investigated the nesting, territorial and predation behavior of these birds. Using nest cameras, he documented the types of wasp prey brought to the nests, as well as the social brood care exhibited by this species. [More]

Houston Audubon Spring Raptor Photography Shoot

May 30, 2015: 9-11 AM

Registration begins in early 2015.

Hawks, falcons, owls and more await you at Houston Audubon’s Spring Raptor Photography Shoot. You will have the opportunity to photograph Houston Audubon’s education raptors in an intimate setting at Houston Audubon’s Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center. Whether you use a simple point and shoot or serious photography equipment, you will enjoy meeting and learning about these awesome birds. Breakfast will be served on the deck for all to enjoy during the shoot. [More]

Project Passenger Pigeon -- Lessons from the Past for a Sustainable Future

This event is free and open to the general public.

Speaker: Garrie Landry
Date: Friday, September 19, 2014
Time: Social: 6:30 PM; Event: 7:00 PM
Place: Trini Mendenhall Sosa Community Center, 1414 Wirt Road

The story of the Passenger Pigeon is unlike that of any other bird. With a population estimated to be 3 to 5 billion, it was the most abundant bird in North America and perhaps the world. Yet human exploitation drove this species to extinction in just a few decades. 2014 marks the centenary of this extraordinary extinction.

Passenger Pigeons Garrie Landry has had a lifelong interest in the Passenger Pigeon and maintains a website dedicated to the Passenger Pigeon. He became an authority on the species and its extinction. [More]

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