Here are other photos of the enchanting riparian forest along Buffalo Bayou.
A slideshow of photographs created by some of Houston’s top photographers and artists.
Buffalo Bayou riparian forest. Photo by Jim Olive.
This first summer photo was taken by Susan Chadwick in July 2014. Proponents of Flood Control's destruction/restoration project claimed there was no overhanging tree canopy in the area. River Oaks Country Club on the right.
Riparian forest on Buffalo Bayou in Houston. Photo by Geoff Winningham.
Overhanging tree canopy on Buffalo Bayou shades and cools the water and provides erosion control and wildlife habitat.
Buffalo Bayou riparian forest. Photo by Ann Stautberg.
Buffalo Bayou riparian forest. Photo by Geoff Winningham.
This beautiful tributary extending deep into the center of Memorial Park is labelled a "gully" by the flood control district. It will be plugged. Tributaries are protected under the federal Clean Water Act. Photo by Jim Olive on March 25, 2015.
This tributary in the Hogg Bird Sanctuary will be engineered, dug up and filled in. Photo taken July 31, 2015, by Susan Chadwick
Looking through the riparian forest canopy on Buffalo Bayou. Photo by Ann Stautberg.