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Evenings with Mercury | May 2021 Sky Happenings
May 6, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

Mars continues to fade a little bit each night now that Earth has overtaken it and is pulling away. However, it fades out gradually; Mars remains almost as bright as the stars around it in May 2021. And Mars is high in the west–well placed for observing right as night falls.  Jupiter and  Saturn are the morning sky […]

A Mother’s Love | A Closer Look at Bug Moms
May 3, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

As Mother’s Day approaches, we’re reminded of all of the hard-working, loving, and caring moms out there. I have three little boys of my own and I know what I’ll be doing, soaking up quality time with them and enjoying the sweet hand-written notes and beautiful pictures. While we’re all making plans and deciding what […]

Excellence in Science and Mathematics Student Scholarships and Teacher Awards
April 30, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

By Scott Stevenson, Director of Summer Camps at HMNS / Youth Education Manager Through the generosity of the Cockrell Foundation, The Houston Museum of Natural Science is proud to offer the Evelyn Frensley Scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Science or Mathematics and the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Excellence in Science or Mathematics Teaching Award. Four annual […]

Wading In with Photographer Brad Temkin
April 26, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

Brad Temkin’s exhibit, showcasing the underappreciated resource we all have in common has been displayed in the Hamill Gallery for over a year now and, oh, what a year it has been.  Little did we know that State of Water: Our Most Valuable Resource would become even more essential than it was when first installed […]

The Houston Urban Wildlife Project
April 22, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

While Earth Day undoubtedly evokes various emotions in people who are passionate about the environment, I don’t consider myself a very emotional person.  I think I can count on my fingers the number of times I’ve had tears in my eyes since I was in my early teens.  However, one of those moments that I […]

Why Plant a Pollinator Garden?
April 21, 2021 · Be The First To Comment

It’s that time of year.  Insects of all kinds are emerging from their winter slumber to seek food, shelter, and a safe place to have their babies, and secure the next generation of their species. These are the basic needs of insects. You may be wondering, why should I care? They are just bugs. Well, […]

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Olive – a Giant Long-Legged Katydid from Malaysia – was with us for only a few days, however, she left us with a precious gift; her eggs! Now, will those eggs hatch? We’re keeping our fingers crossed over here that we’ll soon be seeing some cute little katydid babies! This insect has quickly become my […]

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Have you ever seen a piece of art or craft that you think to yourself “I could do that!” but of course you never act on it?  Well, some people do act on that impulse and I’m going to show you how to do just that.  Every now and then I get a phone call from […]

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The Houston Urban Wildlife Project

R. Flores · May 4, 2021, 9:31 am

Hello, UH put a camera in Spotts Park, but I'm afraid all it will capture is weird bum sex. I live at Studemont/Wash Ave and take the mutt around the bayou daily. Seen coyotes and 1 alligator (before Harvey). Always too fast to get out the phone and take a pic. We had raccoons in the dumpsters a while back, but I think sociopath homeowners association poisoned them. And the possums. Love what you guys are doing, keep it up.

Cracking the code: Deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs with the Rosetta Stone

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July 19 1799 Rosetta stone discovered

Help Save Millions of Birds with the FLIP of a SWITCH

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Play the Butterfly Life Cycle Game!

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Help Save Millions of Birds with the FLIP of a SWITCH

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An EXCELLENT article detailing bird collisions with buildings. It is up to all of us to get the word out and work with business partners to comply with TURNING THE LIGHTS OFF!

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I just have a suggestion about the print for this sight. Some of us have aging eyes. In fact, I imagine the better part of readers of this sight have aging eyes. This font color is very hard to read. I guess it was the "in" thing in lay-out design, but really...it is too light. I love this site but would welcome some changes.

The Best Fossil Hunting Day Trips from Houston

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