Houston Sierra Club (local branch of the Sierra Club) holds outings for outdoor activities: hiking, camping, bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, etc. These include local one-day events, weekend trips, and week long trips to National Parks and other destinations.
Bay Area meetings are on 3rd Wednesday of the month, and start at 6:30pm for social hour; speaker and discussion from 7-8:30 pm.
Meeting Program: Pollinator Pathways.
Amanda Daly, the Houston Zoo’s Supervisor of Natural Encounters, will speak on the Prairie Pollinator Pathways program. First, she will cover pollinator information.
Some insects such as bees and butterflies as well as some mammals, reptiles, and birds are all pollinators.
The largest pollinator, a mammal, the Black and White Ruffled Lemur from Madagascar, measuring up to four feet from tip of nose to tip of tail, pollinates the Travelers Tree. In Africa, Spiny Mice pollinate the sugarbush plant, and Bush Babies pollinate the Baobab tree.
Reptiles, including certain geckos and skinks, are pollinators. The Blue-Tailed gecko pollinates the Trochetia flower, the national flower of Mauritius. In New Zealand, birds, bees, and more than 50 species of gecko pollinate the Christmas Tree.
For more information refer to the Houston Zoo’s webpage on this topic: https://www.houstonzoo.org/save-wildlife/take-action/pollinator-awareness/
The Marysee Prairie is one of the last remnants of tallgrass prairie in the Big Thicket region.
Come assist the Texas Land Conservancy in this ongoing effort to revive and maintain the native grasses and wildflowers on this site near Batson, Texas. Work tasks vary by month, but involve controlling the regrowth of woody species and keeping the prairie clear for mowing. Tools provided. Option to carpool from central Houston for those interested. The prairie is located at the end of County Road 2077, which is about 4 miles west of Batson on State Highway 105. This is approximately 65 miles northeast of central Houston.
Hurricanes and Our Future: What Should be Done?
What protection will we get for $32 Billion?
A Forum to discuss and assess proposals to address future storm surge threats and sea level rise.
Bob Stokes, President of Galveston Bay Foundation
Jordan Macha, Bayou City Waterkeeper
Jim Blackburn, Co-Director SSPEED Center, Rice University
Brandt Mannchen, Sierra Club, Houston Group
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is invited and expected to participate to explain the tentatively selected plan for coastal protection.