Stand back, we goat this: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center employing goats this fall to mow overgrown areas

Goat herd coming to Houston
Goat herd coming to Houston

HOUSTON – Goats – with the aid of a goat wrangler -- will mow the slopes of the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center this October, the organization announced Tuesday.

More than 120 goats will rid the area of overgrown vegetation around the two Woodway ponds.

A first for the arboretum, this pilot project with goats from Rent-A-Ruminant Texas will focus on 1.5 acres of land around the North and South Woodway ponds. The goats will be onsite to do what comes naturally – grazing – working on one pond area at a time. The public is welcome to view the goats at work on any day from Oct. 4 – 10.

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Goat herd coming to Houston
Goat herd coming to Houston
Goat herd coming to Houston

The goats will be contained in designated areas via electric fencing and managed by a “goat wrangler,” according to a news release.


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