300 Meyerland Plaza Mall, Houston, TX
On Saturday, April 22, 2017, the Houston Sierra Club will visit Attwater's Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). We will hike the two trails at the NWR, Pipit Trail (1.5 miles) and Sycamore Trail (2.0 miles), and take the 5 mile auto tour loop which crosses prairie and wetlands.
We will look for wildflowers, migratory birds, songbirds, wading birds, waterfowl, and raptors. Bring your daypack, water, lunch, hiking shoes, cameras, bug repellent, sunscreen, field guides, binoculars, and clothes to fit the weather. Long pants are highly recommended. This outing is limited to 25 people. No pets, firearms, or radios.
We will meet to carpool/caravan at 7:30 am in the parking lot just west of the Starbucks (look for Becks Prime) in Meyerland Plaza. Starbucks fronts the 4700 block of Beechnut (near the West Loop South). Look for a silver Honda Civic with lots of bumper stickers.
For those who want to meet us at the NWR the directions are:
1) Take Interstate 10 west (I-10) from Houston until you get to Sealy, Texas (about 70 miles).
2) In Sealy, exit I-10 and turn left onto State Highway (SH) 36 south and go about two miles.
3) Turn left from SH 36 onto FM 3013 and go about 10 miles to the Refuge entrance.