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Snakes have an important role in natural ecology, especially in helping keep the food chain in balance by preying on pests like rodents or insects. We love having them in Memorial Park! But it's important to know that though they're a benefit to have around, they can also be dangerous. Pictured here is the Texas Coral Snake that can be found in Memorial Park (they love humid areas) - you can recognize it by the distinctive bright pattern of red, black, and thin yellow bands with the red only ever touching yellow, and these snakes are usually thin and only around 2-2.5 feet long. Coral Snakes are very reclusive and non-aggressive: they'll want to flee if you come across them, and you should let them get away! Don't get close to a Coral Snake, and you should not try to touch or pick one up - the Coral Snake's venom is the most potent venom of any local snake species. So if you see one, don't approach it or try to harm it in any way - just let it slither away! #wildlifewednesday ... See MoreSee Less

Snakes have an important role in natural ecology, especially in helping keep the food chain in balance by preying on pests like rodents or insects.  We love having them in Memorial Park! But its important to know that though theyre a benefit to have around, they can also be dangerous.  Pictured here is the Texas Coral Snake that can be found in Memorial Park (they love humid areas) - you can recognize it by the distinctive bright pattern of red, black, and thin yellow bands with the red only ever touching yellow, and these snakes are usually thin and only around 2-2.5  feet long. Coral Snakes are very reclusive and non-aggressive: theyll want to flee if you come across them, and you should let them get away! Dont get close to a Coral Snake, and you should not try to touch or pick one up - the Coral Snakes venom is the most potent venom of any local snake species. So if you see one, dont approach it or try to harm it in any way - just let it slither away! #wildlifewednesday

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Nìx Serrano

Liz Ortiz Gisselle L. Matta Ines Grimaldi-Hakam Silvia Palmer cuidadito con esta chica en Memorial!!

That's right. Red on yellow kills a fellow. Red on black is a friend of jack - but I don't know if that kind of snake is native around here, whatever kind that would be.

I spotted a coral snake one day when running the wooded trails. It was roughly 20” in length. I abruptly paused my running, and it was content to rapidly move completely away from me. I resumed running

Monica

Janett Linares Tony Leon 🙄😲

Wow! I’m pretty sure I once saw a bobcat at MP. And a raccoon twice.

Mary Jennifer Corder Shyna John for when you’re at the park! 🐍🙅‍♀️

Ones that are harder to see are Copperheads. One was "hiding" in plain sight by the pecan tree in my grandmother's yard, and as I started to walk past he had to bite me on the foot. That was some 40+ years ago, so yeah, I survived. We killed 3 other copperheads on our property just that year alone.

Liz Ortiz 😉

Thank you for the informative post! FWIW: I've been running Memorial Park regularly for decades, and I've never seen a snake there. Maybe that will change now that I have jinxed myself.

Nathan B. For the next time we're out running! Haha now we won't have to look it up as one passes us by. 😆

Daniel Gregory I was able to identify this snake due to my tremendous number of visit to the houston zoo reptile house and reading the Sesame Street Reptile book every night! Sheriey Melendez😂😳

Pedro Flores

Shanahan Mondal

I've seen one of these beauties at The Arboretum!

I've seen armadillos in mp. Any coyotes?

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The Vale-Asche Playground is back open! The repairs, refurbishing, and cleaning have been completed, and the playground is ready for summer fun! ... See MoreSee Less

The Vale-Asche Playground is back open! The repairs, refurbishing, and cleaning have been completed, and the playground is ready for summer fun!

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Allison Bell!!

It looks and feels great!! Thank you!😊

Angela Fantauzzi

🛸To the patrimony of the future of Houstonians xoxo🤗

Played Sunday after church and it looked beautiful! Thank you!

Thank you!

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Snakes have an important role in natural ecology, especially in helping keep the food chain in balance by preying on pests like rodents or insects.  We love having them in Memorial Park! But it's important to know that though they're a benefit to have around, they can also be dangerous.  Pictured here is the Texas Coral Snake that can be found in Memorial Park (they love humid areas) - you can recognize it by the distinctive bright pattern of red, black, and thin yellow bands with the red only ever touching yellow, and these snakes are usually thin and only around 2-2.5  feet long. Coral Snakes are very reclusive and non-aggressive: they'll want to flee if you come across them, and you should let them get away! Don't get close to a Coral Snake, and you should not try to touch or pick one up - the Coral Snake's venom is the most potent venom of any local snake species. So if you see one, don't approach it or try to harm it in any way - just let it slither away! #wildlifewednesday
The Vale-Asche Playground is back open! The repairs, refurbishing, and cleaning have been completed, and the playground is ready for summer fun!
Whether you're spending your day in the Park or just driving down Memorial Drive, it's impossible to miss "¾ Time" by Ben Woitena.   Sculpted in 1975, this 16' x 15' x 27' red steel sculpture has been a feature in Memorial Park since 1984.  Ben Woitena was born in San Antonio, but moved to Houston where from 1971-1998 he was a member of the faculty at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston and what would become the Glassell School of Art. You can see other works of his around the United States, including at Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport.
Meet the Yellow Crowned Night Heron! Commonly spotted within the Park, they are usually alone and frequently will be perched quietly on stumps and tree branches, often over water. They like to stalk their prey in the roadside ditches and flatwood wetlands, and the majority of their prey is crustaceans, especially crabs and crayfish; they also eat fish and amphibians. Adults are cloudy gray birds with a bold face pattern: a black head with a large white cheek patch, and a creamy yellow crown and head plumes. The immature birds are brown with fine white spots on the back and wings, and their underparts are streaky. Their legs are orange-yellow and will be brighter in adults. Have you seen one in the Park?


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Humans aren't the only ones who watch for birds of prey. Crows, Blue Jays, and other small birds will give the alarm if they spot a hawk and will often band together to attack it. This behavior is called "mobbing" and we got to see it in action this week when a flock of crows gave chase to a Red-tailed Hawk along the railroad tracks. The hawk was probably nesting nearby and trying to find food for its babies, but the crows wouldn't let it rest until it flew off towards Memorial Park. We will do some hawk-watching ourselves this Saturday during Captivating Raptors at 9:30 am. #BeakOfTheWeek

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Humans arent the only ones who watch for birds of prey. Crows, Blue Jays, and other small birds will give the alarm if they spot a hawk and will often band together to attack it. This behavior is called mobbing and we got to see it in action this week when a flock of crows gave chase to a Red-tailed Hawk along the railroad tracks. The hawk was probably nesting nearby and trying to find food for its babies, but the crows wouldnt let it rest until it flew off towards Memorial Park. We will do some hawk-watching ourselves this Saturday during Captivating Raptors at 9:30 am. #BeakOfTheWeek

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I have crows that come to my yard everyday for peanuts. Unfortunately, the jays and mockingbirds aren't fans and harass the crows relentlessly while they eat. I mean, it IS kinda funny to watch though 😂

Amazing, but I hope it does find enough food to feed its babies ... if it has any.

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Humans aren't the only ones who watch for birds of prey. Crows, Blue Jays, and other small birds will give the alarm if they spot a hawk and will often band together to attack it. This behavior is called "mobbing" and we got to see it in action this week when a flock of crows gave chase to a Red-tailed Hawk along the railroad tracks. The hawk was probably nesting nearby and trying to find food for its babies, but the crows wouldn't let it rest until it flew off towards Memorial Park. We will do some hawk-watching ourselves this Saturday during Captivating Raptors at 9:30 am. #BeakOfTheWeek

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The recent rain pushed down large flocks of migrating birds, causing what birdwatchers call a mini “fallout.” The Arboretum was overrun with tiny, colorful birds seeking food and shelter as they waited out the storms. On the Second Saturday Bird Survey we had especially good looks at a male American Redstart at the intersection of the Outer Loop and Willow Oak trails. Redstarts look like butterflies as they flit from twig to twig, snapping up tiny flies and gnats as they go. Those bright colors act like a uniform indicating each bird’s age and social status. Adult males with their jet black and brilliant orange get first pick of foraging space, while young males with gray-and-yellow plumage have to settle for leftovers. As you can tell by the photo, our bird was a full-grown, high status male, so clearly the Arboretum is a desirable foraging spot! #BeakOfTheWeek

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What do nature exploration, outdoor fun, and creative crafts all have in common? They're all things your kiddo will get to enjoy at the Arboretum's Summer Camp starting June 3! 

Space still available for 4 and 7-12 year olds. Register today at: https://houstonarboretum.org/summer-camp-2019/
We are now accepting Volunteer Applications for Summer Camp Assistants! Join us this summer and earn service hours, expand your resume, and learn on the job about classroom management and natural science. Must be 16 or older to apply.

Learn more at: https://houstonarboretum.org/volunteer-opportunities/


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Join the MFAH for A Weekend with Photographer and Filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg, taking place May 31 through June 2.

Known for his storied careers in both photography and filmmaking, Schatzberg joins the Museum in presenting three of his films—“Puzzle of a Downfall Child,” “The Panic in Needle Park,” and “Scarecrow”—as well as a selection of his photographs. The weekend also features a conversation with Schatzberg and Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography.

www.mfah.org/schatzberg

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Join the MFAH for A Weekend with Photographer and Filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg, taking place May 31 through June 2.

Known for his storied careers in both photography and filmmaking, Schatzberg joins the Museum in presenting three of his films—“Puzzle of a Downfall Child,” “The Panic in Needle Park,” and “Scarecrow”—as well as a selection of his photographs. The weekend also features a conversation with Schatzberg and Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography.

www.mfah.org/schatzberg

Still from “Puzzle of a Downfall Child”

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Heather Ann Ortiz shall we do lunch before or afterwards?

True celebration.

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Join the MFAH for A Weekend with Photographer and Filmmaker Jerry Schatzberg, taking place May 31 through June 2.

Known for his storied careers in both photography and filmmaking, Schatzberg joins the Museum in presenting three of his films—“Puzzle of a Downfall Child,” “The Panic in Needle Park,” and “Scarecrow”—as well as a selection of his photographs. The weekend also features a conversation with Schatzberg and Malcolm Daniel, the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography.

www.mfah.org/schatzberg

Still from “Puzzle of a Downfall Child”
Explore movement within “William Forsythe: Choreographic Objects,” now on view at the MFAH.

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“Portraiture is my profession. Landscape is my pleasure.”—Thomas Gainsborough.

Gainsborough—born on this day in 1727—was not only one of the great 18th-century British portraitists, but also an accomplished and passionate landscape painter. This example, “Coastal Scene with Shipping and Cattle,” was copied at least three times, attesting to the popularity of the composition. The painting is currently on view in the Blaffer Galleries at the Audrey Jones Beck Building.

Thomas Gainsborough, “Coastal Scene with Shipping and Cattle,” c. 1781–1782, oil on canvas, Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation, Houston. 

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Director Gary Tinterow discussed museums and the global art market as part of the TEFAF New York Cultural Program last week.

Watch now > https://bit.ly/2PVtOxc

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The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern will be open on Memorial Day from 11am-5pm! History tours on the half hour. Tickets available onsite only, no online reservations. Plus, all active and retired military receive free admission with valid identification. ... See MoreSee Less

The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern will be open on Memorial Day from 11am-5pm! History tours on the half hour. Tickets available onsite only, no online reservations. Plus, all active and retired military receive free admission with valid identification.

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Do they let you walk on the floor??

Alyssa Garcia Activity!

Tiffany Payne-Sabo I want to do this, so wait for me!! They are always doing events down in the cistern!

Matt Schiefelbein

Maria, show this to Dante. I mentioned it to him last weekend.

Maria, show this to Dante. I mentioned it to him last weekend.

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The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern will be open on Memorial Day from 11am-5pm! History tours on the half hour. Tickets available onsite only, no online reservations. Plus, all active and retired military receive free admission with valid identification.

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This Houston chef is all about sharing a taste of Houston with communities around the world 🌍

In a few days, Lucille's Chef Chris Williams will be embarking on a food diplomacy trip to the Ukraine.
Invited by the State Department, Chris has served as the lone culinary cultural ambassador for the USA during multiple tours across Eastern Europe, and next week, he embarks on his fourth tour — this time to the Ukraine.

He’ll go and cook and teach at a number of different forums, but the special part about this trips is that he will be serving people food with the purpose of breaking down American food stereotypes.

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This Houston chef is all about sharing a taste of Houston with communities around the world 🌍

In a few days, Lucilles Chef Chris Williams will be embarking on a food diplomacy trip to the Ukraine.
Invited by the State Department, Chris has served as the lone culinary cultural ambassador for the USA during multiple tours across Eastern Europe, and next week, he embarks on his fourth tour — this time to the Ukraine.

He’ll go and cook and teach at a number of different forums, but the special part about this trips is that he will be serving people food with the purpose of breaking down American food stereotypes.

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The Ukraine is the last place in the world the State Department should be sending anyone.

WOW..!!! 🤩

Safe travels!

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One of the secrets to life: snack time at a Bengali coffee shop is a weekly must.

You can thank us later with a chai from All Bengal Sweets & India Coffee House. 🍵
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Eric Haque

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Cheryl Usman

that looks yummy!

Mario Torres

Jake Hollingsworth

Kashaf Mehsania we should go

Celine Quesada

Jessica Miller Johnson a mom trip!

April Zeballos..

To anyone that goes, get their daal puri and their shingaara (veggie samosa), believe me you won’t regret it!!

Gerardo Reynoso 📝

Fauzia Farrukh sounds like your kinda place

Hammad B Mirza! 🤗

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