• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

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  • Hunter Registration Begins July 7

    Big Thicket National Preserve staff will begin issuing hunting permits for the 2014-2015 season on July 7, 2014, at the Preserve visitor center. The visitor center is open from 9 am to 5 pm daily. Please call 951-6700 for more information.

Event Details

  • 11/30/2012

    Location: Logon Cafe, 3805 Calder Ave, Beaumont Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mary Kay Manning Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: (409) 951-6720

Have you ever noticed groups of shiny black beetles swimming in circles on the surface of a pond? They may have been whirligig beetles! Learn more about them at this Science Cafe led by Edward Realzola, a researcher studying whirligig beetles in the Big Thicket area as part of the All-Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI). The ATBI is a project to identify all species living in the Big Thicket region. Mr. Realzola has identified 9 species of whirligig beetles in the Big Thicket, including one that may be new to science.