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Bus Trips for Houston Audubon Seniors

Are you over 50 and eager for birding and natural history adventures? Are you tired of driving through Houston traffic to reach a birding destination? We have the solution! Our monthly senior bus trips with buses provided free of charge by Harris County Precinct 3 as a senior service by Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack can easily satisfy your "natural" side. Houston Audubon books a bus every month for our Houston Audubon members who are 50 and over. We provide snacks, refreshments and an experienced tour guide at our destination.

Reservations are required and attendance will be limited to the bus capacity. The buses are provided by Precinct 3 free of charge. A small fee is charged by Houston Audubon to cover snacks, water, and any entry fee at destination. Participants will be required to sign Precinct 3 and HA liability release forms for the trip. Precinct 3 regulations require that all participants must be 50 years or older. Remember to bring your binoculars, insect protection, sturdy shoes, and raingear if necessary. For more information and trip updates, contact Mary Anne Weber at maweber@houstonaudubon.org.

Senior bus trips depart from Memorial City Mall. You will receive directions and times when you register. Buses are kindly provided by Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack. You will need to bring your lunch in a soft-sided container and Houston Audubon will provide snacks, cold water, and an ice chest for your drinks, since we will not have room for everyone to bring their own ice chest. Note that there is no restroom on the county buses.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019: Buescher State Park

Buescher State Park sits within the ecological region known as Post Oak Savannah. The loblolly pine woodland is isolated from the main body of the East Texas Pineywoods by approximately 100 miles of rolling, post oak woodlands. This pine-oak woodland covers approximately 70 square miles.
The Lost Pines are significant in that they represent the westernmost stand of loblolly pine trees in the United States. A mosaic of pine, oaks, shrubs, grassland and mixed flowering plants create a diverse environment important to many species of wildlife, including the pileated woodpecker, the largest of the woodpeckers. The beautiful wooded setting, which includes a tranquil lake, makes an excellent area from which to observe the seasonal distribution of roughly 250 species of birds. $15 per person. 7:30AM departure


Tuesday, April 23, 2019: High Island Hotspots

We will bird all our favorite sanctuaries including Smith Oaks and Boy Scout Woods. $20 per person (includes a day pass) 7:30 AM departure.


Tuesday, May 14, 2019: Galveston Railroad Museum and Galveston Hotspots

7:30AM departure. $20 per person (includes museum admission).


Monday, June 17, 2019: Trinity River National Wildlife Refuge

7:30 AM departure. $15 per person

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