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Wild weekend featured at Jones Park

Ask the average person what comes to mind when they think of Easter and the reply will probably be going to church, the Easter bunny or Easter lilies. A multitude of other things can be seen this Easter, however, when you take the time to look more closely at the natural world.

This weekend. Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center appeals to nature lovers with free programming featuring a Wildflower Walk Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. and a Nature Hunt Sunday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Many people take time out of their busy schedules to take a day trip to view the Texas Bluebonnet explosion each spring. Viewing many native Texas wildflowers, however, including the famed Texas Bluebonnet, can be as short as a trip to Jones Park. Viewing this burst of colors at the park should also be at a high point this year due to a generous donation from Sam’s Club #8245 on Richey Road, which was used to purchase and plant wildflower seeds throughout the park. This Saturday, renowned naturalist Carmine Stahl leads park visitors on a Wildflower Walk to view some of these showy plants.

Although there are sure to be many Easter egg hunts Sunday, why not take the opportunity to enjoy nature at the same time? Easter Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Jones Park visitors are welcome to stop by the nature center and pick up a Nature Hunt list, full of interesting and unique items that must be located while walking the trails, Those completing the list may also pick up a special surprise at the nature center.

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, sex, religion, national origin or disability. For more information on the park or any of its programs, please call 281-446-8588.