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Snakes on the Move! Bookmark

Snakes on the Move!
Did you know Harris County is home to 30 species of snakes, but only three are venomous? Most of the snakes encountered in nature are harmless and even beneficial. These tubular, scaled reptiles comprise an important part of our ecosystem. They help control populations of garden pests, like mice, rats, slugs, and snails, and sometimes even eat venomous snakes! Their sleek, muscular bodies are adapted to aquatic and terrestrial habitats. They can live underground, in trees, and in oceans. There are even “flying” snakes that drift between trees in the tropics. These unique animals see by detecting heat, hear by sensing vibrations, and smell

Moana Featured at Summer Movie Nights in the Park Bookmark

Moana Featured at Summer Movie Nights in the Park
Precinct 4 invites the community to enjoy a free showing of Moana along with a snack and an activity starting at dusk Thursday, July 20 at Burroughs Park and Friday, July 21 at Collins Park. In this musical adventure set in ancient Polynesia, a chief’s daughter must travel to a mystical island and return an island goddess’s stolen heart to save her people. Along the way, Moana meets the demigod Maui who she teams up with to fight an angry lava demon and other magical beings. Adults and children alike will enjoy this film’s positive message and memorable music.

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.