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Volunteer Spotlight: Darian Paul Bookmark

Volunteer Spotlight: Darian Paul
When it comes to volunteering, 16-year-old Darian Paul chooses to follow her passions. Since becoming a Mercer volunteer at 13, the teen has participated in volunteer projects that correspond to her interests in art, science, and gardening. “I was always interested in science,” she said. “When I learned how cool butterflies were, I started doing more research and really educated myself about butterfly gardens.” She came across multiple websites that offered information on butterflies and what they need to

Bobcat Sightings at Jones Park Bookmark

Bobcat Sightings at Jones Park
Ever spot a bobcat at Jones Park? With its tufted ears and stubby tail, the bobcat has an exotic appearance that makes it a welcome site in many parks and natural areas. Although common throughout Texas, these reclusive creatures tend to stay hidden during the day, preferring to venture out at night to hunt rodents and other small creatures. Despite the shyness of the bobcat, Jones Park staff have been lucky enough to note seven bobcat sightings in the park within the past two years.

Registration Now Open for Jr. Ranger Camp at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve Bookmark

Registration Now Open for Jr. Ranger Camp at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve
Children ages 10 to 13 are invited to learn what it takes to become a park ranger this summer during Jr. Ranger Camp Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20 at Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve. Learn all about area wildlife, the ecosystem, and local conservation efforts in this one-week day camp led by Precinct 4 Parks Department staff. Daily activities include ranger talks, hikes, interactive activities, games, and outdoor recreational activities. The July session includes a trip to Sea Center Texas. Campers