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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Houston Sierra Club is to foster the quality of the environment within its territorial limits and to work for the purposes of the Sierra Club, including:   "To protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Texas, the United States, and the world; to undertake an publish scientific and educational studies concerning all aspects of man's environment and the natural ecosystems of the world; and to educate the people of the United States and the world to the need to preserve and restore the quality of that environment and the integrity of those ecosystems." 


March 12 General Meeting at 7 p.m

Join us at our next monthly program:

Program Title:  "Nancy Greig, Director of the Cockrell Butterfly Center, Houston Museum of Natural Science"

Tiger Longwing, Blue Morpho, Green Triangle Kite, Thoas Swallowtail, Red Peacock, Rice Paper, Blue Wave; if these names are foreign to you, you have not visited the Houston Museum of Natural Science's Cockrell Butterfly Center! These exotic and showy butterflies are the museum's way of making people more aware of butterflies (and other insects) and the conservation challenges that face them. Nancy Greig, a botanist/entomologist who has directed the Butterfly Center for over 20 years, will talk about the implications of importing these tropical beauties into the US, and discuss whether or not "butterfly farms" in the tropics are a good thing. 

Bringing butterfly conservation back home, Nancy will also review the current situation with the monarch butterfly, one of our most iconic native species. Why have the numbers of migrating monarchs plummeted? Is there anything we can do? Should the monarch be listed as "threatened" by the US Fish and Wildlife? And what's all the fuss about planting tropical milkweed? Join us Thursday, March 12, to learn about butterflies, both exotic and native, and the conservation measures we can take to save them for future generations.

Note: Because of Lent, our March meeting room has been moved from Pecore Hall behind the church where we usually have it:

Havens Center (of St. Stephen's Episcopal Church)

1827 W. Alabama, Houston, TX 77098

It is just west of the church at Woodhead, and we can still park in either of the parking lots behind the church (the lot between Havens and the church fills up quite quickly), or on the streets like Sul Ross and Driscoll.

(Social period begins at 7:00 PM. Main program begins at 7:30 PM.)


Houston Group Newsletter

Feburary/March 2015 Bayou Banner 

Our newsletter - available on-line.   

This issue:

General Meetings
Trips and Local Outings
Reports of recent outings
Feature articles.
Texas Coal Plants
Letter to the Editor
Recycling Resources
Updated Group Leaders
Banner Mailouts Ended, Sign Up For Our Email Alert List

and more...

 


This is the complete calendar of activities for the Houston Group. For the outings calendar, see the Outings tab.

Date Event More Information
Sat, 03/28/2015 North Jetty Beach Clean Up
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

802 17th Street, Galveston, TX 77550, USA
Sat, 03/28/2015 Visit & Hike at Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge
7:30 AM to 8:30 PM

County Road 134, Elkhart, TX 75839, USA
Sat, 04/04/2015 Forest Walk: Roy E. Larson Sandylands Preserve
7:30 AM

Roy E. Larson Sandylands Preserve near Silsbee, Texas
Sat, 04/18/2015 Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest
8:00 AM

Lone Star Hiking Trail; car pool point in description
Sat, 05/09/2015 Annual Yard Sale
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

2318 Waugh Drive, Houston, TX 77006, USA
Sat, 05/09/2015 Visit & Hike Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR
7:30 AM

Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, 1206 Apc Nwr Road, Eagle Lake, TX 77434, USA
Sat, 05/16/2015 View Wildflowers on the Blackland Prairies of Sam Houston NF
7:30 AM

Various locations in the Sam Houston National Forest
Sat, 05/16/2015 Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest
8:00 AM

Lone Star Hiking Trail; car pool point in description

Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

North Jetty Beach Clean Up

Visit & Hike at Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge

Forest Walk: Roy E. Larson Sandylands Preserve

Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest

Annual Yard Sale

Visit & Hike Attwater Prairie Chicken NWR

View Wildflowers on the Blackland Prairies of Sam Houston NF

Trail Maintenance Hike in Sam Houston National Forest