Saturday, September 26, 2015

Yes, you can see white pelicans in the wild in Houston

Here is the proof: The pelicans are back at the "water hole" between Highway 6 and Eldridge at West Park. Built for flood control purposes, and recently enlarged, this man-made lake has become popular with local residents for walking and biking shore-side, but also with birds. Their favorite spots are the little islands where no humans bother them. As was true in the Spring, though, great white egrets and ibises are more common than pelicans. You will need a powerful zoom lens to get close-up shots. 

Detention pond island birds: White egret, American white pelicans, more egrets 
Detention pond islands in the late afternoon (Sep 2015)
Great white egret strutting in shallow water 
Sunset at the detention pond 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Memorial Mews

Memorial Dr & Memorial Mews St, Houston, TX 77079 (Energy Corridor street signage)
(Energy Corridor street signage)  
Terry Hershey Park Marker at Memorial Mews parking lot
The trail runs parallel with Langham Creek 
Molly Pryor Orchard is a small enclosed Harris County park adjoining the Terry Hershey Trail parking lot at Memorial Mews at Langham Creek. It is much less well-known than Terry Hershey Park. It features walking trails and a gazebo. The colors of the blooms and the fruits vary with the seasons. This orchard is close to the playground segment of Terry Hershey Park and connects with it through the paved hike & bike trails running along the banks of Langham Creek, passing under Memorial Drive and crossing the creek via a couple of pedestrian truss bridges.

See earlier post --> Molly Pryor Orchard in the Spring 

The fruits are seasonal: green figs 
Shady gazebo at Molly Pryor Orchard with wooden table at the center 
Molly Pryor - Image on commemorative marker
Dedication Plaque 
Commissioner Steve Radack's tribute to Molly Pryor,
a former County Clerk and fellow Republican 
View from Molly Pryor Orchard looking West - New Office Building 

Orchard in bloom in the summer 
Memorial Drive East-bound - Langham Creek Bridge
The Terry Hershey Trail runs underneath on both banks of the creek  
Eastbound on Memorial Drive at Memorial Mews - Entrance
to parking lot for users of Terry Hershey Trail and
visitors at Molly Pryor Orchard 

Memorial Dr & Memorial Mews St, Houston, Texas 77079
(Energy Corridor)

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Fiesta - Celebration of Hispanic Heritage at Westheimer Commons

 Fiesta Store at Westheimer Commons - NE corner of Westheimer and Dairy Ashford 
International Grocery Store with ethnic groceries and brands from many countries, not just Mexico.  

12584 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077 
Fiesta Mart Westheimer Commons 12584 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77077