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Lakemont February 2018

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must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive, enter the nature sanctuary through the marked gate and proceed on the path to the log cabin. Upcoming programs include: February 6 th & 7 th : Art in Nature February 13 th & 14 th : Animal Valentines February 20 th & 21 st : What Do Animals Eat? February 27 th & 28 th : Nature Detectives March 6 th & 7 th : Gardening for Kids March 13 th & 14 th : (no mtg. - Spring Break Camp) March 20 th & 21 st : Butterflies & Moths March 27 th & 28 th : Animal Babies Discount Fence Company “When a good job really matters.” Residential and Commercial Fences • Wood Privacy Fences • Chain Link Fences • Fence Repairs • Insured and Bonded • Free Estimates • Tree Trimming (Certified Arborist) No Job Too Big or Too Small Daniel Burgess 832-378-2337 Forever Landscape • Tree Trimming • Tree Removal • Tree Fertilizer • Stump Grinding • Trim Bushes • Flower Bed Design • Planting, Renovation • Stone Border • Pavers Call Everth Amelia Norabuena 281-891-0370 Visit us at • Flat Stones • Drain System • Garden Soil, Top Soil • Grass Installation • Lawn Aeration • Lawn Dethatcher • Mulch • Clean Gutters • Wood Fence Fully insured for your protection. Free Estimates MAID SERVICES 281-912-5036 After School Nature Explorers Club Nature Explorers Club is designed for school-age children (ages 6-10, K-5 th ) who are interested in investigating the natural world. Each month we will explore a different ecology topic, focusing on our own native plants and animals. We will make a craft to take home, go on a nature hike, dip-net for fish and tadpoles in the ponds and get to know the plants and animals of the Bayou City! Fee/reservations are required. Reserve your child’s spot at For more information contact Bethany Foshee, Docent Programs Coordinator, or 713-932-1639. Upcoming programs include: February 15 th : Wildlife Valentines March 22 nd : Baby Animals OWL PROWLS Houston Audubon Docent Guild sponsors 4 owl prowls for the 2017- 18 season. Owl prowls begin with a lively program on owls including an opportunity to meet live, rehabilitated owls followed by a walk in the woods in search of wild owls. For more information, to reserve and pay online go to Owl Prowl dates are February 2, 2018 and March 9, 2018. Owl Prowls start at 7 PM, end at 9 PM and begin in the log cabin at the Edith L Moore Nature Sanctuary. The fee is $12 for adults and $8 for children (ages 6-17). All prowlers must be at least 6 years of age and there must be at least one adult present for each two children. Dress for walking in the woods and the weather. Please park in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church west parking lot at 12955 Memorial Drive or the Sanctuary’s small lot at 440 Wilchester. Pre-registration is required and there is a maximum number of participants for each prowl. COMMUNITY HEROES VOLUNTEER TO BE AN EVERYDAY HERO Volunteer firefighting is one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have. Community VFD offers free fire training and volunteering is a great way to make a difference personally while having a positive impact in your community. Volunteers can fight fires, drive apparatuses, extract patients from vehicles at accident scenes, etc. Community VFD also provides emergency medical services (EMS) and provides opportunities for individuals with a Texas EMS certification to serve their community. Visit or email Chief Steve Fowler at 18 February 2018 | Community Newsletter

FAT TUESDAY FEB. 13, 2018 MARDI GRAS 1/6-2/13/18 FUN FACTS: WOULD YOU BELIEVE? • More than 500,000 king cakes are sold each year in New Orleans between January 6 th and Fat Tuesday. • The king cakes include a tiny plastic baby doll inside; the person who finds the doll is declared “king” and must buy the next cake or give the next party. • The metro area’s 37,000-plus hotel rooms are traditionally 95% filled during Mardi Gras weekend. • An economic impact study released by the University of New Orleans estimates that Mardi Gras generates over $840 million annually. • The largest of about one dozen Mardi Gras supply houses in New Orleans sells an estimated one billion pairs of beads for a Mardi Gras season. • The super parades of Endymion and Bacchus, feature a combined total of 67 floats, 60 marching bands and more than 250 units. Their 4,200 members toss more than 1.5 million cups, 2.5 million doubloons and millions of beads. • One of the most photographed objects in all of Mardi Gras is the Boeuf Gras float in the Rex parade. Since the Middle Ages, the bouef gras (fatted bull) has been the symbol of the last meat eaten before Lent. Courtesy: GARDENING TIPS FOR FEBRUARY FLOWERS • Plants to set: Alyssum, Calendula, Canterbury Bells, Carnations, Columbine, Cornflower, Daisies, Delphinium, Hollyhock, Larkspur, Lobelia, Nicotiana, Pansy, Petunia, Phlox (Louisiana), Shrimp Plant, Snapdragon, Stock and Verbena. VEGETABLES • Plant beets, broccoli (plants), brussel sprouts (plants), cabbage (plants), carrots, cauliflower (plants), celery, chinese cabbage (plants), chives collards (plants), endive, kale, lettuce (leaf and head), mustard, onions (plants), parsley, garden peas, radishes, rutabagas, spinach, tomato (seeds) and turnips. TREES AND SHRUBS • Finish all transplanting, get everything in the ground for a good spring spurt of growth. Transplant balled and burlap, container-grown, bare-root deciduous evergreen trees, shrubs, roses and vines while still dormant. • Finish pruning roses. Weed and cultivate lightly all beds. Replenish mulch as needed. • Control early spring insects like thrips on glads and aphids on young tender growth. Spray with Malathion, Diazinon or Orthene. • At the end of February: peach, apple and pear fruit must be thinned to insure quality production at harvest. • Give groundcovers a haircut. They will spread faster. • Divide daylilies, daisies and other perennials now. Community Newsletter | February 2018 19