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See Nature from a different perspective at Jones Park

Many area residents are fortunate enough to be able to view native plants arid animals in their own yard or neighborhood. Similar opportunities to see the natural world are available at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, when the park offers two canoe trips along Spring Creek Saturday, October 6 and a wildflower planting program Sunday, October 7.

For those individuals that enjoy quiet moments in forests or fields watching nature at its best, Jones Park offers a pair of canoe trips that should provide excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
Participants ages 16 and older can take a tour of Cypress and Spring Creeks Saturday, October 6 at 9 am.

For those with little or no canoeing experience, a shorter excursion from Jones Park to the San Jacinto River bridge – great for beginners -takes place Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are required.

The thought of a yard or open field full of colorful wildflowers is sure to bring out the nature lover in many people. And what better way to bring this idea to fruition than planting your own wildflowers?

With a minimum of advance knowledge anyone can transform a barren expanse of the yard into their own version of something right out of Martha Stewart’s Living magazine. Sunday, October 7 at 2 p.m., join staff horticulturist Darlene Conley for a hands-on look at methods used to turn an empty patch of land into a colorful spring wildflower garden.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility, is located at 20634 Kenswick Dive in Humble. All programs are free of charge and open to the public.

Harris County Precinct 4 programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, national origin or disability.

For more information on the park or any of its programs, call (281) 446-8588.