Spotted at Nature Discovery Center
Buzz production assistant Dylan Aguilar teamed up with summer interns Aaron Feldstein and Jordan Miller-Mandel to chat with Buzz residents and take these photos.
While exploring the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire, visitors will find tall trees, vibrant wildflowers and a variety of animals. Many Buzz residents enjoy the luscious greenery and foliage, which provides some much-needed shade on a hot summer’s day. The park is especially kid-friendly with on-site camps, petting areas and a playground that features a large sandbox.
Lucy Lucas typically brings the children she nannies to the Nature Discovery Center to play with the animals and explore the path that winds through the park. Micah (almost 2), Ezechiel (3), and Luke Ipe (6) love playing in the sandbox at the Discovery Center despite the fact that they have one at home. As Ms. Lucas describes it, “We come here because of the shade - most parks don’t have shade.”
Young Eli Rubenstein enjoys the swing at the Nature Discovery Center, in addition to the bunnies and fish. But his favorite activity appears to be the sandbox, where he was camped out today.
Along with the exquisite vegetation, the bunnies and the bustling sandbox, there's a family of hawks that currently nests at the Discovery Center. The mother hawk and her two fast-growing baby hawks are frequently seen flying or walking around the premises. There are also classes taught by teenage volunteers, such as Reece Tiras (almost 14) that help young children learn about concepts such as simple machines. Reece says that his favorite part about volunteering at the Nature Discovery Center is that, “The kids know a lot about simple machines and they’re really curious to try stuff with machines.
Overall, the Nature Discovery Center is a happening spot and a great place to go enjoy a little slice of nature in the fast-paced city.
Want more buzz like this? Sign up for our Morning Buzz emails.
To leave a comment, please log in or create an account with The Buzz Magazines, Disqus, Facebook, or Twitter. Or you may post as a guest.