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The Buffalo Bayou Tour is rolling!

posted Feb 23, 2016, 6:20 PM by   [ updated Mar 6, 2016, 10:20 AM ]
Our inaugural Buffalo Bayou Natural History tour, the brainchild of Fall Class 2015 member Alisa Kline, kicked off on Saturday, February 20th and was a great success! We had about 20 participants, one of whom was was Emily Posten, an eleven-year old sixth grader from Frank Black Middle School, and her mom Jennifer.  Emily had a camera and was appointed the official photographer of the inaugural tour.   She took all the photographs on this post!  Brian Phillips found chewed stumps and discussing the beavers of Buffalo Bayou was one of the highlights of the tour. 

Working on this first tour were fellow Fall 2015 alums Angilee Carrig, Marney Wheeler and Steve Brennan.  Also learning to work the tour were Vaughn Phillips from the Spring 2015 class and Spring 2016 class member Sophia Havasy.  Buffalo Bayou Park recruit Kristen Macaluso rounded out the work crew.  It will take at least three volunteers on each of the monthly tours to get things done and four would be even better. There are a lot of exhibits to marshall and keeping people together and out of the way of cyclists and runners is a job in itself.

Our next tour is March 19th at 10:30 a.m. (we will gather at 10:00 a.m.). If you can join us, please use the automated sign-up tool - Texas Master Naturalists: Buffalo Bayou Tours

The tours are scheduled for the 3rd Saturday of the month - come join the fun!  Contact Alisa Kline ( for more information.