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From our Collections: You Should See Me in a Crown – The Queen Conch
August 27, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

So what is a Queen Conch?  First, they are Mollusks also commonly referred to as Sea Snails. They were once commonly found around the Florida coast and in much of the Caribbean Sea in great quantities. However they have been on the Endangered Species List for many years, and it is against the law to […]

From our Collections: Sailor’s Valentines of the 1800s
August 15, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

After long sea voyages in the early 1800’s, sailors returned home to wives, mothers and sweethearts with wondrous gifts from their travels.  Among these wondrous and exotic gifts were what we now call  “Sailor’s Valentines.”  These intricate designs created with seashells were highly sought after, then and now.  There are many serious collectors of these […]

Backyard Wildlife Scavenger Hunt
June 9, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

When learning about wildlife, we often focus on the far away and exotic, but there are plenty of fascinating plan and animal species outside around your home or local park. Use this scavenger hunt to help you discover them!  Find a Rollie pollie. These are also called pill bugs, doodle bugs and woodlice. They are […]

Flying but Fleeting | Migratory Birdwatching in Texas
May 8, 2020 · Be The First To Comment

Due to our southern location and proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Houston and the surrounding bay area are hot spots for seasonal bird migration. We are home to a lot of avid, eager birdwatchers anxiously awaiting to check off their “life list.” Houston sits along the Central Flyway and Mississippi Flyway, which means we […]

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