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In The Dark About How Bats Hunt At Night? Our Fun Echolocation Game Will Help You Figure It Out!
September 7, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

  Echolocation is a process in which sound waves and echoes are used to determine where various objects are in a given space. Bats use echolocation to navigate and find food when it is dark outside. Bats produce soundwaves out of their mouths or noses. These sound waves hit nearby objects and bounce back to […]

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Opens at HMNS This Friday
January 24, 2017 · Be The First To Comment

 Now in its fifty-second year, Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the international leader of innovative visual representation in the natural world. This prestigious competition and resulting exhibition, opening at the Houston Museum of Natural Science Jan. 27, stimulates engagement with the diversity and beauty of the natural world. On loan from the Natural History Museum […]

The colors of Fall… in some places anyway!
October 27, 2009 · Be The First To Comment

photo credit: Paul Keleher Here’s a link I thought I’d share. It’s a super cool slideshow about the colors of Fall and why leaves change to various colors! Too bad we don’t see much of this in Houston!

A Nature Walk through Hermann Park
April 29, 2009 · 2 Comments

Wax myrtle is a tree that is eaten by the 5 species of exotic walking sticks that we have here in the Cockrell Butterfly Center, as well as some of our grasshoppers and other herbivores. Recently, while trying to catch dragonflies (don’t ask), I stumbled upon not one, or two, but tons of these trees in Hermann […]


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