Armand Bayou Nature Center, Pasadena

The mission of Armand Bayou Nature Center (ABNC) is twofold:

To preserve the wetlands prairie, forest and marsh habitats with which we have been entrusted.

To provide opportunities for people to experience the Armand Bayou habitats and the importance of preserving these vanishing habitats.

Through preservation and education, ABNC strives to "Reconnect People with Nature".

ABNC is the largest urban wilderness preserve in the U.S. ABNC contains 2500 acres of the natural wetlands forest, prairie and marsh habitats once abundant in the Houston/Galveston area. ABNC is home to over 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. ABNC offers hiking trails, exhibits, field trips, Scout programs, birding, a historic farm and fun for all.
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  • We visited as our First birding acclimatisation day in Houston. We had a great day at this lovely reserve. There are some short loops and also slightly longer hikes which kept us busy birdwatching all...  more »
  • This is a great place to drop a kayak or canoe in the water. One direction takes you out towards Clear Lake and has a couple of really good spots to drop a line and do some fishing. Another direction ...  more »
  • Hidden gem. Nice trails for all ages. Take the kids here for a nice work and scenery. Bring a lunch or snack as the center offers many good picnic areas with scenic views.
  • Three walking trails and a main toure. You can see a lot of wild life: alligators, cardinals, rabbits and snakes to name a few. My favorite was the farmhouse. This house was built in 1895 and is equipped with all house appliances and furniture that was used at the time. My 5-year old daughter saw an old typewriter and said that was their way of texting 😄. They had a section for reptiles where you can see five different types of snakes. I took a picture of a spider that was eating a dragonfly. A great place for families and school field trips.

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