Buffalo Bayou Partnership Keeps Community Connected with Buffalo Bayou Park Activities
Bringing Buffalo Bayou to You
Buffalo Bayou Partnership is bringing Buffalo Bayou to You in a variety of ways. With the themes of art, wellness, nature, and history, you can still enjoy everything Buffalo Bayou has to offer while staying at home. Stay connected at https://buffalobayou.org/.
Find Your Zen
Earlier this month, BBP began a partnership with Tai Chi in the Park to bring free Tai Chi to you every week. These in person sessions are suspended for the time being, but they don’t want you to lose your zen. Online classes are available on the Tai Chi in the Park Facebook page and on the @taichiinthepark Instagram.
Explore Your Backyard with Houston Naturama Challenge
Practice social distancing and abide by the Stay-at-Home order by participating in the Houston Naturama Challenge! Every Wednesday, Texas Master Naturalist Alisa Kline will post five plants or animals on the Buffalo Bayou Blog for you to look for in your backyard and neighborhood.
Snap photos of what you find and upload your sightings to the iNaturalist app (download for Apple or Android). Once you have found and posted all three of the five, use the email feature on iNaturalist to send Alisa an email with the subject line Houston Naturama and tell her which challenge you finished.
Those who complete the week’s challenge will be recognized on the blog and on BBP’s Facebook and will also receive a Buffalo Bayou Park Field Guide! More information at https://buffalobayou.org/blog/houston-naturama-challenge-week-1/.
Week 1 challenge:
- Carolina Bristle Mallow
- Day Flower
BUFFALO BAYOU PARK UPDATES
The following are closed to the public:
- Both Visitor Centers (The Water Works and Lost Lake)
- Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern
- Barbara Fish Daniel Nature Play Area
- Johnny Steele Dog Park
- Restrooms (Port-o-cans are available for use)
- Additionally, all events, programming, and tours are suspended through May 1, and the volleyball net has been removed. If you choose to visit Buffalo Bayou Park, please practice social distancing (6 feet between you and others) on the trails, in open spaces and at the Waugh Bridge Bat Colony viewing site.
Photos courtesy of BBP