Goats from Rent-A-Ruminant® Texas at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
The goats will assist in mowing the slopes that are overgrown with vegetation by grazing on the land. (Photo courtesy of Houston Arboretum)
The goats from Rent-A-Ruminant® Texas will return to the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center to do some more “mowing” of vegetation on 2.6 acres of coastal prairie in the Meadow area of the nature haven. Goats, which graze on many varieties of grasses and plants, are an effective “eco-friendly solution” to vegetation management that negates the need for commercial mowing and/or herbicides. (The goats had successful stints at the Arboretum in October and November of 2020.) From 120 – 150 goats will be onsite for several days. The public is welcome to come out and see them! You can help us spread the word. The Arboretum asks that visitors do not touch or try to feed the goats.