Is Armand Bayou Nature Center free?

Is Armand Bayou Nature Center free?

Every first and third Sunday of the month, Armand Bayou Nature Center explores a different topic in nature and offers FREE admission to give families a chance to venture outside and learn more about the great outdoors.

Who owns Armand Bayou?

ABNC was incorporated in 1974 on land acquired through efforts of a diverse coalition of individuals, organizations and government entities. The property owner of record is Harris County. ABNC holds a 99-year automatic rollover lease agreement, assuming full management, preservation and development responsibilities.

Does Armand Bayou allow dogs?

All plants and animals found at Armand Bayou Nature Center are protected. NO PETS are allowed at ABNC. For the safety of your pets and our wildlife, please leave your pets at home. A dog park is located nearby in Bay Area Park.

How many acres is Armand Bayou?

2500 acres
Armand Bayou Nature Center is one of the largest urban wilderness preserve in the U.S. ABNC contains 2500 acres of the natural wetlands forest, prairie and marsh habitats once abundant in the Houston/Galveston area. ABNC is home to over 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

How long is Armand Bayou?

Armand Bayou Hike & Bike Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Pasadena, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and mountain biking.

Can you fish in Armand Bayou?

Can you fish in Armand Bayou? Armand Bayou is a stream near Seabrook. The most popular species caught here are Black drum, Red drum, and Gafftopsail sea catfish. 321 catches are logged on Fishbrain.

Who is Armand Bayou named after?

Armand Yramategui
The bayou and the nature center were named for Armand Yramategui, former curator of the Burke Baker Planetarium and environmental leader during the 1960s.

What time does Bay Area park close?

7AM to 10PM
Bay Area Park is open daily from 7AM to 10PM.

Are Gar scavengers?

They lunge forward, and with a sweeping motion, grab their prey, impaling it on their double rows of sharp teeth. Diet studies have shown alligator gar to be opportunistic piscivores, and even scavengers depending on the availability of their preferred food source.

What is Armand Bayou known for?

Armand Bayou is a bayou in U.S. State of Texas. It runs near Galveston Bay in Pasadena and the Clear Lake Area. The bayou is best known for the Armand Bayou Nature Center, through which it runs.

Can you fish at Bay Area park?

Fishing at the Parks remains open. Anglers are able to walk into the parks and fish.

Is Del Valle Lake open?

Overview. Del Valle Visitor Center Hours: Open Saturday, Sunday, and most holidays, 9:30am to 3pm. Closed all other days including Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

When did you first hear about Armand Bayou Nature Center?

I heard about Armand Bayou Nature Center in 1997 when I first visited the area and then went to the place for the first time in 2000 – I was still living in England at that time. It wasn’t until 2004 when we moved to Texas that I started getting really interested and by the end of 2005 I was hooked and volunteering out there.

How many acres of land does the Texas Nature Center have?

There are 2500 acres of land that include 700 acres of restored prairie, acres of riparian forest and water. It is the only nature center in the Houston area where you can get away from the sound of traffic.

What is there to do in Armand Bayou?

Every November the Armand Bayou Nature Center hosts the Martyn Farm Festival. Is a great place to take your children. They step back in time and observe butter making, quilt making, weaving, spinning yarn and many other crafts.

What are the best things to do in Houston?

Not-for-profit wildlife refuge and wilderness preserve on the southeast side of Houston. Suggest edits to improve what we show. Excellent pontoon trip on Armond and Horsepen Bayous.