Southeast of Houston and north of Galveston, the Bolivar Peninsula boasts one of the most scenic coastlines in Texas. Beyond its natural beauty, this stretch of the Upper Coast lies at the heart of what many people consider the nations’ premier birding area. Owing to its geographic location on the Central Flyway, and as a barrier island separating Galveston Bay from the Gulf of Mexico, millions of shorebirds and songbirds utilize the peninsula each spring during the northward bird migration.
Victor Emanuel, founder and president of Victor Emanuel Nature Tours, Inc. of Austin, Texas,...more
Gift card for 5 Play Dates at Taurus Academy
Why Choose Play Days at Taurus?
Taurus is much more than a “doggie treadmill.” While most people choose daycare for their dog for exercise, attention, and stimulation, we provide much more. Our pack is comprised of dedicated dog trainers, who will attend to every moment of your dog’s day in a way that ensures safety and fun, and also promotes polite behavior with dogs and people. We regularly exceed industry standards in many ways, including our cleaning & ventilation procedures, and health and behavior knowledge.
Have lunch with the CEO and Co-Founder of the Texas Tribune, Evan Smith.
The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization called “one of the nonprofit news sector’s runaway success stories.” The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, texastribune.org, in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R....more
Fatali images span a thirty-year event of hunting for light through the desert southwest, celebrating a world’s top landscape photographer, The Light Hunter, Fatali. He describes his images in this way;
“A language of light, speaking from the heart of land and spirit, was not learned overnight. I have walked, camped, climbed, and hiked for decades, while the entire time I was intimately engaging my relationship with nature, listing, touching, feeling, slowly letter by letter, word by word, I have come to learn a universal language that infuses nature’s physical beauty and spiritual...more
Have you wanted to join the local Beekeeping community? Wanted to help these important pollinators increase in our community? Would you like a constant supply of your own local honey? Interested in the property tax advantages of keeping Bees? Not sure where to start?
This Beginners Beekeeping Package is for you! The package contains all the items and information you will need to start your own Bee colony in your own backyard.
3 bottles of wine from the Boisset Collection plus membership in the Boisset Wine Society with free first shipment.
All-inclusive Family Campout at YMCA Camp Cypress.
This is a full service campout where the Y will provide you and your family with everything from the tent, food, activities, and fun. Activities include archery, fishing, hiking, and some quality time with your family. The Y provides dinner by campfire, S’mores, and breakfast on Saturday morning. Campouts start on Saturday at 2:00pm and finish on Sundays by 10:00am.more
Whether you desire a highly technical cut, luminous color, extensions, straightening or an intense hair therapy treatment, Christopher & Leigh has the stylist and product to help you achieve and maintain your desired look.
We are happy to consult with you on special occasion and wedding hairstyles and offer both in-salon and on-site styling for events.more
Win this beautiful kayak and schedule a paddle with Westcave’s Ryan Spencer!
Paddle like a pro in the Emotion® Glide Sport 9’8” Kayak! The Glide Sport delivers everything you need for a great paddling trip – stability, comfort, speed, tracking and maneuverability. Relax in the CRS ultra-light seat with two bottle holders for your favorite beverages. Handy Ledge Lock paddle keepers will keep you paddles corralled when they’re not in use. The high-performance Emotion® Glide Sport is ready for any adventure!
Have lunch with Lee at one of his favorite neighborhood spots, Dolce Vita in Hyde Park.
About Lee Walker:
Lee Walker is a Senior Research Fellow at Plan II at the University of Texas where he taught for the past 20 years. He fell in love with nature as a boy splashing in a creek nearby, a creek now paved over by a shopping center. Lee visited Westcave in 1978 for the first time and has been active for the past 35 years as a Board Member, serving as Board Chair from 1983 to 2008. Lee helped lead the successful Save Our Springs campaign in 1992 which passed 2-1. Received Lifetime...more
Trimmed in natural leather, our Lovey Tote in multi-colored, woven stripe is embellished with an exquisite, embroidered peacock and floral applique. Lined in our Camo ConsuelaCloth™, this Classic Tote includes an interior slide pocket and newly added zip compartment for extra security. Named for our friend, "Lovey", a classic beauty that helps others heal, while marching to the beat of her own drum. A real life Consuela babe!
Donated by: Consuelamore
Win a chance to spend a couple of hours on the Los Madrones Ranch with former photo editor of Texas Highways, Mike Murphy. You'll probably most recognize Mike from the wonderful shots he's taken of our grotto and Preserve!
Michael A. Murphy retired in 2007 after serving as the photography editor for Texas Highways magazine since 1992. He assigned, shot, or located all the photographs illustrating stories in the magazine. He also managed the color reproduction process and served as the magazine’s webmaster. Prior experience includes freelance public relations...more
Cruise for up to six people on scenic Lady Bird Lake
Bat watching cruises are available March through October. Certificate valid Sunday through Thursday,excludes holidays, is subject to availability. Cruises depart from the Hyatt Boat Dock.
Expiration date: June 30, 2018more
THE HOUR OF LAND
A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks
By Terry Tempest Williams
Illustrated. 395 pp. Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
+ Annual National Park's Pass: The America the Beautiful National Parks Pass is your ticket to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites across the country.more