The 'Get Wet' Club!


On Saturday, April 15, 10 of us boarded the "Bayou Ranger" at Bay Area Park.

We turned northward up Armand Bayou in hopes of close-up wildlife viewing.

Some of the critters we saw were alligators (or at least their eyes) and jumping fish, ospreys on the tops of dead trees, night herons and egrets. Ann Brinley, the deck hand, passed out binoculars to all, but the full moon had disappeared behind a cloud cover, so Captain Mark Kramer used a flood lamp to highlight animals along the way. Mark was an excellent guide, passing on information about the area, its history, inhabitants, and hopes for the future. "I didn't know I was supposed to learn something!" said Rowe. Verna brought along some tasty brownies that were very well received.

It seemed hard to realize at times that we were actually next door to subdivisions, chemical plants, and busy roadways.




Armand Bayou Nature Park

8500 Bay Area Blvd
Pasadena, Texas 77507