Getting Back to Nature
Now that we live in Houston, the seasons are very different. The Houston Arboretum is one of our favorite places to go on a nature hike in Houston. It has five miles of trails (trails are sometimes blocked off, but current maps are available in the Visitor's Center). We went on a hike a couple weeks ago and I was amazed at all of the undergrowth for this time of year. The vines and ground plants were encroaching on the trails in many places and it made for a beautiful, green canopy.
We had a lot of fun exploring the trails, spotting turtles in one of the ponds, pretending to fish and playing on the playground. They have a great Discovery Center with lots of hands-on learning opportunities, but with some school groups there, we had to skip it this time. I am looking forward to taking the kids back in a few months to see how things have changed.
|After talking about what was wrong with the hollowed out tree, |
the kids pretended to paddle away.
|A fun rope bridge in the playground area beside the Visitor Center|
|Enjoying the Arboretum's playground|