Summer Nature Series | Backyard Bass
10:00AM to 12:00PM - June 19, 2019

Speaker

Anita Schiller

Biological Control Initiative, Director

Learn how the Texas “mosquito assassin” helps reduce the pest mosquito population and test your bug knowledge. As larvae, these insects feed on newly hatched pest mosquitoes and mature into colorful pollinators

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Fighting Nature With Nature  |  Wednesday, June 19

Anita Schiller

Biological Control Initiative, Director

Learn how the Texas “mosquito assassin” helps reduce the pest mosquito population and test your bug knowledge. As larvae, these insects feed on newly hatched pest mosquitoes and mature into colorful pollinators.

Backyard Bass  |  Wednesday, June 26

Ashley DeLeon Torres

Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, Outdoor Education Coordinator

Practice casting a fishing rod while on land, and learn about common freshwater fish species in Harris County.

Walk in Nature  |  Tuesday, July 9

Kristina Linberk

Trails As Parks, Director

Walk on the wild side with Precinct 4’s Trails As Parks. Explore animal skins, skulls, and tracks while learning about nature from experts.

Herbs: Your Own Scratch 'n Sniff Garden  |  Wednesday, July 17

Jennifer Garrison

Mercer Botanic Gardens, Education Director

Jamie Hartwell

Mercer Botanic Gardens, Volunteer Coordinator

Explore the colors, textures, and fragrances of an assortment of herbs during this hands-on presentation. Learn about the cultural requirements, culinary inspiration, historical aspects, and folklore of different herbs.

Tall Tails: Urban Wildlife Myth Busters  |  Tuesday, July 23

Anni Ranck

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, Outreach Coordinator

Dispel common myths concerning local urban wildlife. Participants will discover how myths begin, solutions to common wildlife problems, and that truth really is stranger than fiction.

Nature Night  |  Saturday, August 17  |  6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Celebrate the end of the Summer Nature Series with an evening filled with outdoor fun! See more details on reverse side. Enjoy a showing of Disney’s Monkey Kingdom on the big screen, along with a variety of outdoor activities. Nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this documentary following a family of monkeys navigating the complex social hierarchies of the jungle.  
 

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