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View and photograph nature at Jesse Jones Park

Although the weather is often brisk this time of year, it also affords unique opportunities for interested persons to view and photograph the natural world, especially in a serene setting like Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center. Saturday, January 5, Jones Park offers visitors excellent viewing opportunities during several Pontoon Boat Tours along Spring Creek. And Sunday’s Nature Photography program at 2 p.m. is sure to help bring out the shutterbug in you.

For those wanting a unique opportunity to view the native wildlife found along Spring Creek while the forest is devoid of leaves, Jones Park offers Pontoon Boat Tours throughout the day Saturday, January 5. The Birders’ Tour at 8 a.m. takes advantage of the morning bird activity to get a glimpse of many birds along our waterways. At 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m., participants can embark on a Natural History Tour led by Dennis Johnston, Jones Park’s director. And the Dusk Tour at 3:30 p.m. often affords chance glimpses of some nighttime animals beginning their nocturnal activities.

Reservations are required for respective times and may be made beginning Wednesday December 26. Please call the park for additional details.

Whether the nature photography bug has already bitten you or you just have a curiosity about how the professionals get those seemingly perfect shots, Jones Park’s Nature Photography program Sunday, January 6 at 2 p.m. should help answer your questions. Join professional nature photographer Kathy Adams Clark for an afternoon of basic nature photography tips to help visitors ages ten and older develop a renewed passion for nature and the great outdoors.

Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center, a Harris County Precinct 4 facility, is located at 20634 Kenswick Drive 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.