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Harris County Precinct 4
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Fishing, Tadpoles, and Texas History at Jones Park Bookmark

What birds do you encounter in your daily life? Find out the first Saturday each month with Jones Park volunteer Al Barr. This guided bird walk offers participants the chance to observe, identify, and document the different species seen throughout the year. Information from the bird counts is entered into a citizen science database to help track species and population trends in the park. No experience is necessary. Anyone 10 and up can participate. Bring binoculars and wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes.

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies at Home Bookmark

How to Raise Monarch Butterflies at Home
While many believe monarch butterflies play only a minor role in nature, Jones Park volunteer Christina McKinney has a different perspective. With more than 325 flitting around her home, butterflies often take center stage. Christina began her foray into the butterfly world in May 2016 after volunteering at a garden with her three children. While weeding the flowerbeds, they noticed tiny white dots on many of the plants. “They had a whole slew of these little monarch eggs everywhere, and we asked if we could raise a couple of them,” she said.

TAP After-School Archery Bookmark

TAP After-School Archery
Storybooks are full of heroes fighting injustice with only a bow and arrow. While today’s archers no longer use their skills on the battlefield, they can apply the lessons learned in archery to achieving success inside the classroom and beyond. “You don’t have to be athletic to excel in archery,” said Monte Parks, Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks educational programmer. “It’s all about learning the proper form.” The very first lesson in archery is how to follow directions. Participants are taught how to hold a bow and arrow, how to shoot safely, and the proper protocol for retrieving arrows. “No one is allowed...