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Communications February 19, 2019

NatureFest Nurtures Outdoor Awareness at Jones Park

If the only wildlife you’ve encountered lately is the squirrels in the park, then it’s time to visit Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center!

Meet a python named Lucky, and come face-to-face with hawks, owls, and other native wildlife during Jones Park’s NatureFest, Saturday, March 2, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

More than 25 nature organizations, exhibitors, and speakers will offer family-friendly activities, including guided nature walks, pontoon boat tours, live animal exhibits, a children’s catch-and-release fishing tank, crafts, and other interactive demonstrations.

Featured events include a performance by the Chikawa Conroe Aztec Dancers and a live animal presentation by the Downtown Aquarium. Visitors are also invited to a guided bird walk with local author Gary Clark and two photography walks with photographer Kathy Adams Clark.

Participants can learn more about the natural world by visiting educational booths from exhibitors such as Mercer Botanic Gardens, Houston Zoo, Baytown Nature Center, Texas Parks & Wildlife game wardens, wildlife rehabilitators, Jesse Jones Park Volunteers, and more. The event will also feature discussions focusing on nature and conservation efforts along the Spring Creek Greenway throughout the day.