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You can frequently see the Conservancy team out on mowers maintaining the public spaces, roadsides, and sidewalk areas. But if you venture into the Park beyond the mowed lawns you will find a deliberate transition into taller grasses, where wetland plants and bunch grasses are allowed to thrive. These grasslands are dotted with native tree species providing a savanna habitat that’s visible as you traverse the park on the road, trails, pathways or sidewalks. These grasslands not only provide beauty, but also serve an important function for small mammals, birds, and insects. This continuous savanna at the edges of Memorial Park provides cover, nesting habitat, and forage for many species. ... See MoreSee Less

You can frequently see the Conservancy team out on mowers maintaining the public spaces, roadsides, and sidewalk areas.  But if you venture into the Park beyond the mowed lawns you will find a deliberate transition into taller grasses, where wetland plants and bunch grasses are allowed to thrive.  These grasslands are dotted with native tree species providing a savanna habitat that’s visible as you traverse the park on the road, trails, pathways or sidewalks.  These grasslands not only provide beauty, but also serve an important function for small mammals, birds, and insects. This continuous savanna at the edges of Memorial Park provides cover, nesting habitat, and forage for many species.

 

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looks like africa. love it!

Y'all go to REI. See the link. The Memorial Park Conservancy is one of the three buckets you can "vote" for to grab a $1m grant. https://www.rei.com/blog/stewardship/our-fight-for-life-outdoors-help-us-decide-where-to-give-in-your-community

Lots of huge falling trees behind those golf course renovation fences. All for some “C” list golf pros for 4 days in 2021. Sad

MP is looking GREAT! Keep up the good work!

You can frequently see the Conservancy team out on mowers maintaining the public spaces, roadsides, and sidewalk areas.  But if you venture into the Park beyond the mowed lawns you will find a deliberate transition into taller grasses, where wetland plants and bunch grasses are allowed to thrive.  These grasslands are dotted with native tree species providing a savanna habitat that’s visible as you traverse the park on the road, trails, pathways or sidewalks.  These grasslands not only provide beauty, but also serve an important function for small mammals, birds, and insects. This continuous savanna at the edges of Memorial Park provides cover, nesting habitat, and forage for many species.
The American Basketflower (Centaurea Americana) is a native annual and is the only Centaurea species native to North America. It has a high wildlife value and is visited by a variety of insects and hummingbirds for pollen and nectar. It's also popular with song birds who often visit to feed on its seeds after it has finished flowering. You can see this beautiful flower in bloom in Eastern Glades! #whatsinbloom
Who's excited about the forecast showing a string of rain-free days? We are! It's a perfect time to get outside! How about going for a bike ride in Memorial Park? You can bike on a paved surface in Picnic Loop (open 9 am –7 pm on weekdays and 6:30 am – 8:30 pm on weekends), or if you prefer trails, the south side trails are available for mountain biking.  As a reminder, cycling is not allowed on the pedestrian-only Seymour Lieberman 3-mile running trail on the north side.  Want to bike but don't own one? No problem! You can rent a bike from either of the Houston BCycle stations in the Park, at the Cullen Running Trails Center or Picnic Loop.  Have fun out there! (Photos by Drew Donovan)
We are thrilled to announce that Memorial Park Conservancy has been named a “Houston’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®” winner. The Conservancy excelled in four categories: communications and shared vision; diversity and inclusion; employee achievement and recognition; and work life balance. Thank you to all of the staff who make MPC a wonderful place to work, to our Board of Directors for their leadership, and to all of the Memorial Park users and visitors for your support – you are a big part of why we all do what we do.


Spring is here, and so are our first migrant birds! One of our earliest and most colorful spring visitors is the Hooded Warbler. Staff and visitors have spotted this lemon-yellow beauty on the Inner and Outer Loop trails over the past week. Hooded Warblers spend the winter in Central America and pass through Houston on their way northeast to breed. They prefer to forage in shrubs and on the ground, so look for them lower down. You might notice them flicking open their tails and showing off bright white spots; it makes them look like butterflies as they flutter from twig to twig. #BeakOfTheWeek

Photo credit Melissa McMasters
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Spring is here, and so are our first migrant birds! One of our earliest and most colorful spring visitors is the Hooded Warbler. Staff and visitors have spotted this lemon-yellow beauty on the Inner and Outer Loop trails over the past week. Hooded Warblers spend the winter in Central America and pass through Houston on their way northeast to breed. They prefer to forage in shrubs and on the ground, so look for them lower down. You might notice them flicking open their tails and showing off bright white spots; it makes them look like butterflies as they flutter from twig to twig. #BeakOfTheWeek

Photo credit Melissa McMasters

Happy Spring Equinox, everyone! We’re excited for more daylight, brilliant blooms, migratory birds, and more! What are you most excited for this spring? ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Spring Equinox, everyone! We’re excited for more daylight, brilliant blooms, migratory birds, and more! What are you most excited for this spring?

Spring is here, and so are our first migrant birds! One of our earliest and most colorful spring visitors is the Hooded Warbler. Staff and visitors have spotted this lemon-yellow beauty on the Inner and Outer Loop trails over the past week. Hooded Warblers spend the winter in Central America and pass through Houston on their way northeast to breed. They prefer to forage in shrubs and on the ground, so look for them lower down. You might notice them flicking open their tails and showing off bright white spots; it makes them look like butterflies as they flutter from twig to twig. #BeakOfTheWeek

Photo credit Melissa McMasters
Happy Spring Equinox, everyone! We’re excited for more daylight, brilliant blooms, migratory birds, and more! What are you most excited for this spring?
Eastern Redbud blooms

Photo credit Christina Spade
Applications for Summer Camp Volunteers are now open! Interested individuals must be 16 years or older and able to attend one of three Camp Orientation dates on May 25, May 30, or June 1.

Apply at https://houstonarboretum.org/volunteer-opportunities/


Now on view! The annual exhibition “Eye on Houston” shows the Bayou City through the lenses of local high school photographers. See their work on view through August 11. Info > www.mfah.org/eyeonhouston

Sarah Alvarado, “The War of Serpents,” 2018, inkjet print, Westside High School. © Sarah Alvarado
🙋‍♀️ Raise your hand if you're wearing green today! Celebrate #StPatricksDay and pop into #VanGoghMFAH to see how the artist incorporated this vibrant color into many of his paintings.
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Vincent van Gogh, "Portrait of a Man," end of October–mid-December 1888, oil on canvas, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, the Netherlands. © Kröller-Müller Museum
Happy Birthday to Anish Kapoor born #onthisday in 1954. His sculpture “Cloud Column” was installed last spring at the Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza. 
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Best known for his post-Impressionist illustrations of the Eiffel Tower, French artist Henri Rivière was born in Paris on this day in 1864.

Henri Rivière, “Les Péniches (The Barges),” 1902, lithograph, MFAH, gift of the Virginia and Ira Jackson Collection in memory of Virginia Jackson.

This Mobile Site (accessed by web addresses): theHeightsWelcomesYou.com is packed with useful updated information 24 hours a day. Information like all the area’s participating businesses squeezed into four categories, Eat, Sleep, Shop and Play. The viewer can also see updated information shared through social media. Facebook feeds from the The Hampton Inn I-10/Central follows posts about area hospitality, attractions and events all updated automatically. There is also up to the second weather information powered by AccuWeather. Easily accessed by our custom QR codes on our maps and signage. The Hampton Inn


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EXTENDED (due to popular demand) thru Sunday, March 31st !!!The 13th Annual Open Call Show, ANIMALS, has been extended through Sunday, March 31st, 2019!!!! More time to enjoy this great exhibit!! ... See MoreSee Less

EXTENDED (due to popular demand) thru Sunday, March 31st !!!

 

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Seen it, liked it a lot!

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Does the museum still offer the opportunity for ‘amateur artist’ to display a piece or collection from time to time?

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13th Annual Open Call Show - ANIMALS -
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Photo by Sunil Kumar
Photo by Sunil Kumar
Photo by Sunil Kumar

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This Mobile Site (accessed by web addresses): theHeightsWelcomesYou.com is packed with useful updated information 24 hours a day. Information like all the area’s participating businesses squeezed into four categories, Eat, Sleep, Shop and Play. The viewer can also see updated information shared through social media. Facebook feeds from the The Hampton Inn I-10/Central follows posts about area hospitality, attractions and events all updated automatically. There is also up to the second weather information powered by AccuWeather. Easily accessed by our custom QR codes on our maps and signage. The Hampton Inn

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Kathy Kim Lissa Kate and I were just saying how we need to get out to more parks now that it's spring again

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On Monday night, we presented CalleOnze with their plaque for winning the HHA's Community Improvement Award for Commercial New Construction. We want to congratulate them again for designing a building that fits well into our neighborhood. We also appreciate them for serving delicious food and margaritas...YUM! ... See MoreSee Less

On Monday night, we presented CalleOnze with their plaque for winning the HHAs Community Improvement Award for Commercial New Construction. We want to congratulate them again for designing a building that fits well into our neighborhood. We also appreciate them for serving delicious food and margaritas...YUM!

Join us to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of our Candlelight Dinner & Auction on Friday, April 5 from 6:30pm-10:00pm. Bring your glitter and sparkle, and bid on some fabulous auction items! You can win at the wine pull whilst enjoying dinner from Lemond Kitchen Catering.

Remember that a ticket to the Candlelight Dinner & Auction will also allow you to see the 5 featured homes of the Spring Home & Garden Tour on Friday evening, thus avoiding the big crowds on Saturday and Sunday. The following is the link to purchase your table or single ticket TODAY! www.houstonheights.org/event/2019-candlelight-dinner-auction/
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Join us to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of our Candlelight Dinner & Auction on Friday, April 5 from 6:30pm-10:00pm. Bring your glitter and sparkle, and bid on some fabulous auction items! You can win at the wine pull whilst enjoying dinner from Lemond Kitchen Catering.

Remember that a ticket to the Candlelight Dinner & Auction will also allow you to see the 5 featured homes of the Spring Home & Garden Tour on Friday evening, thus avoiding the big crowds on Saturday and Sunday. The following is the link to purchase your table or single ticket TODAY! https://www.houstonheights.org/event/2019-candlelight-dinner-auction/

 

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On Monday night, we presented CalleOnze with their plaque for winning the HHA's Community Improvement Award for Commercial New Construction. We want to congratulate them again for designing a building that fits well into our neighborhood. We also appreciate them for serving delicious food and margaritas...YUM!
Join us to celebrate the Silver Anniversary of our Candlelight Dinner & Auction on Friday, April 5 from 6:30pm-10:00pm. Bring your glitter and sparkle, and bid on some fabulous auction items! You can win at the wine pull whilst enjoying dinner from Lemond Kitchen Catering.

Remember that a ticket to the Candlelight Dinner & Auction will also allow you to see the 5 featured homes of the Spring Home & Garden Tour on Friday evening, thus avoiding the big crowds on Saturday and Sunday. The following is the link to purchase your table or single ticket TODAY! https://www.houstonheights.org/event/2019-candlelight-dinner-auction/
Here is the first of 5 homes that will be showcased in this year's Spring Home & Garden Tour...

The Seeburger Home, 734 Arlington Street
When the Seeburgers purchased this historic 1915 bungalow in 2014, the house had been neglected and vacant for years with no running water, electricity or A/C. After a lengthy remodel, the Seeburgers managed to keep the original hardwood floors, windows, 100-year-old doors, shiplap and light fixtures. Even when adding new elements, they aimed to keep the historic nature of the home with reclaimed wood floors from an old farm house, old phone nooks and wall cabinets and a salvaged leaded glass window.

Advanced tickets can be purchased online for $20 through Thursday, April 4 which will include all 5 homes and shuttle service to the homes. The link to our website is: http://stores.houstonheightsstore.org/2019-spring-home-garden-tour-individual-ticket/
You can also visit Buchanan's Native Plants, Jubilee, and Noted. to purchase tickets. This is an event you won't want to miss!
Cigna Sunday Streets HTX is coming back to 19th Street between N. Shepherd Drive and Yale Street this coming Sunday, March 24 from 12:00pm-4:00pm. This event promotes being physically active, meeting your neighbors and exploring your community. We hope you and your whole family walk or bike over to join us! #SSHTX



This Mobile Site (accessed by web addresses): theHeightsWelcomesYou.com is packed with useful updated information 24 hours a day. Information like all the area’s participating businesses squeezed into four categories, Eat, Sleep, Shop and Play. The viewer can also see updated information shared through social media. Facebook feeds from the The Hampton Inn I-10/Central follows posts about area hospitality, attractions and events all updated automatically. There is also up to the second weather information powered by AccuWeather. Easily accessed by our custom QR codes on our maps and signage. The Hampton Inn