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Herbarium at Mercer Botanic Gardens Bookmark

Herbarium at Mercer Botanic Gardens
Precinct 4's world-renowned botanic center at Mercer Botanic Gardens just got bigger. The botanic center recently acquired 47,000 new plant specimens on long-term loan that will aid researchers in preserving Texas’ most endangered species. Read more below to find out how Precinct 4’s herbarium has grown. Now with more than 50,000 specimens, Mercer Botanic Center is becoming one of the top research institutions in the Houston area. Mercer’s herbarium provides a convenient location for local botanists.

Precinct 4’s Summer Movie Nights in the Park Features Sing Bookmark

Precinct 4’s Summer Movie Nights in the Park Features Sing
Precinct 4 invites the community to enjoy a free showing of Sing starting at dusk along with a snack and activity Thursday, June 15 at Burroughs Park and Friday, June 16 at Collins Park. In this fun, family-friendly film, Buster Moon must create the world’s greatest singing competition to restore his once great theater. Watch as five contestants battle for the prize and discover something greater along the way. “Summer Movie Nights in the Park is the perfect chance to relax and enjoy a special night under...

Eat Like a Greek Bookmark

Eat Like a Greek
Looking for a heart-healthy eating plan? Look to the Mediterranean. Think fruits, veggies, fish, and whole grains—with a splash of olive oil and even a glass of red wine! Research shows that a traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels. Research shows that a traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering LDL cholesterol levels. This “bad” cholesterol is a prime culprit in the formation of thick, hard plaque deposits that can clog arteries. In a meta-analysis of more than 1.5 million healthy adults, a Mediterranean diet reduced the risk of...