Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Botanical Gardens at Tyrrell Park

A large grasshopper soaks up some sun at Tyrrell Park in Beaumont on Friday, June 23, 2006. Since Hurricane Rita, the park has planned many renovations to ensure its place as a jewel of Beaumont.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Palms and other plants grow at the Warren Loose Conservator & Binks Horticultural Center at Tyrrell Park. Hurricane Rita cost an estimated $300,000 to $400,000 damage to the garden center.

Plants grow in the gardens by the conservator and horticultural center at Tyrrell Park. Although many have donated to the center, including a $25,000 donation from the Magnolia Club, the center could still use some help to get its roots firmly planted.

Please read "Gardens' beauty slowly sprouting after ugly storm" by Jennifer Avilla.


Mark M. Hancock said...

Incidentally, this is the biggest freaking grasshopper I've ever seen in my life.

The large yellow flower is closer to the camera than the hopper (which means it should be much larger than the grasshopper).

I'm not creeped out by bugs, but this one got my attention.

Bryon Houlgrave said...

Those long legs are freaky.