nature events on the Katy Prairie in June for all age groups: Summer Science Night: Saving Monarchs, Unplugged Adventure: Monarch Madness and Ranger Trek.
Summer Science Nights is a program designed to enrich a child’s understanding of science in the best laboratory of all — the great outdoors. KPC offers Saving Monarchs on June 10 for children ages 5 through 8. The monarch butterfly, which migrates some 3000 miles each winter to Mexico and Southern California, is a species in decline. Texas Master Naturalists will teach about monarch migration, biology, and how you can help monarchs at home or school.
The cost for Saving Monarchs is $7 per child, with the class held from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Indiangrass Preserve, 31950 Hebert Road in Waller. Registration is required in advance.
Adults can enjoy one or both of the Saturday events on the Katy Prairie, which will also take place at Indiangrass Preserve. You can register online at katyprairie.org.
- June 6 – Unplugged Adventure: Monarch Madness – 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.: Did you know that the monarch butterfly is the state insect of Texas? Come and learn about these fascinating fliers as you take a butterfly hike on the prairie. Guests can take home some monarch habitat – the milkweed plant. Cost is $5.
- June 13 – Ranger Trek – 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.: This tour will give an evening look
at the Katy Prairie preserves with a special focus on frogs and KPC’s role in amphibian conservation. Treks are led by knowledgeable volunteers who will impart a deeper understanding of this globally important wildlife area. Cost: free.
For all events, KPC staff recommends wearing outdoor clothing and close-toed shoes and bringing water and insect repellent. If you are interested in volunteering for Summer Science Night, contact Jaime Gonzalez at 713-523-6935.
The Katy Prairie Conservancy is a nonprofit land trust dedicated to preserving an ecologically vital tallgrass prairie and associated wetlands area on Houston’s far west side for the enjoyment and benefit of all. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter @katyprairie and on Instagram @savekatyprairie.