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Photowalk: Nature Walk in a Woodpecker Pine Forest Reserve

April 12, 2014 @ 8:45 am - 11:30 am

Details

Date:
April 12, 2014
Time:
8:45 am - 11:30 am
Website:
https://www.meetup.com/HoustonPhotowalks/events/166622832/

Organizer

HoustonPhotowalks Photography Club
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Venue

Kleb Woods Nature Preserve and Center
20303 Draper Rd
Tomball, TX 77377
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Phone
(281) 353-8100
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Come for an easy hike on the far north side of Houston! After a brief talk by a member of the Texas A&M Forest Service, we’ll spread out to take our photographs of the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker during mating season, and other flora and fauna of William Goodrich Jones State Forest. The hiking trails are very easy and flat for even the slowest of walkers. 

BRING: Make sure you wear sturdy shoes, and pack some water. The trails are mostly in complete shade, so you shouldn’t need sunblock. If you have them, pack your telephoto or zoom lens, and binoculars, too! 

PARKING: We will be parking in the lot on the north side of FM1488 (right side of the road, if you are coming from I-45), which is just past the sign for the forest service office. Note: there are three driveways – the first is for a private building, the second for the forest service office, and the third is a large clearing of land. If you get to the traffic light at Carriage Hills Blvd, you’ve gone too far. 

DONATION: HoustonPhotowalks will be making a donation to the Texas Forest Service for their educational programs and red-cockaded woodpecker habitat restoration projects.  Thank you for your donation!

MORE INFORMATION: In 1926, a tract of forestland was purchased in Montgomery County by the State of Texas to establish a research/demonstration area in what was the heart of one of the richest timber producing areas for the state. Today, the Jones State Forest remains one of the last forested open spaces in the Greater Houston Area. Located just 40 miles north of downtown Houston and situated adjacent to The Woodlands Community, this 1700 acre forest provides habitat for many wildlife species, and a unique opportunity for urban residents to interact with a natural forest environment.

More information about the parkhttps://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=1790

And even more information about the park: https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/gkwsk 

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