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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Armand Bayou Nature Center Part 1

The next series of posts will be about my recent visit to Armand Bayou Nature Center in Pasadena, Texas. This was my first visit to Armand Bayou Nature Center, but it will not be my last. There are three main trails each a little over a mile long, with the longest at 1.5 miles.
After paying, you begin by exiting the back of the admission building where you will see the Hawk display. From the hawk display follow the boardwalk as it twists it's way through the woods and over a pond. There is a covered deck at the pond, that allows viewing of wildlife, while protected from the sun. Following the boardwalk the it's end, you will come to the Education (Interpretive) Building that has live animal displays, such as turtles and snakes. The Education Building serves as a sort of cross-road to all the other activities found at Armand Bayou Nature Center. I will write more about my visit in the next posts.
Armand Bayou Nature Center
Sculpture at the entrance road. 

Armand Bayou Nature Center
Close-up of Sculpture

Armand Nature Center entrance
Entrance to Armand Bayou Nature Center

Armand Bayou Nature Center Map
Map posted near the entrance to the nature center.

Hawk House at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Hawk House, Admission Building in the background.

Hawks at Armand Bayou Nature Center
Hawks


Boardwalk at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Boardwalk leading from the Admission Building to the Interpretive Building. 

Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris
This Marsh Rabbit, (Sylvilagus palustris) ran from under the boardwalk as I was going by.


Pond ant Armand Bayou Nature Center
Pond along boardwalk.


Pond and boardwalk at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Pond and Boardwalk.


Covered observation deck at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Covered observation deck overlooking the pond. 

Irises at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Iris growing at the pond's edge.

Spanish Moss covered Oak Trees at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Spanish Moss clinging to oak trees.

Interpretive Building at Armand Bayou Nature Center.
Interpretive Building at the end of the boardwalk trail.

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