Wildlife and Wildflowers

What There is to See
These areas do not necessarily involve spending time on or in the water (although some do), but they do present terrific opportunities to view and photograph birds, bats, butterflies, quadrupeds, other flightless critters of various configurations, Hill Country terrain and, of course, the glorious wildflowers of this portion of Central Texas.


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Blue Mountain Peak Ranch

This is another of those beautiful privately owned ranches available to the public and this one is located 17 miles southwest of Mason off RR 1871 in the northwest portion of the Hill Country. You can go here for camping, hiking, mountain biking and wildlife viewing activities. Guided kayak trips on the Llano River also […]

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Cibolo Nature Center

Located at a 100-acre site, the Center consists of four distinct ecosystems available for nature viewing and hiking. They also offer environmental workshops that give you valuable information about the surrounding areas. The Texas prairie portion of the trails is a good place to view wildflowers in the spring. Afterwards you could pop by the […]

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The Lutheran Church built in 1867, the old cemetery and Crabapple Creek offer some photo opportunities in this out of the way spot located on State Road 965 south of Enchanted Rock. Could be a good place to view wildflowers depending on the local conditions.

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Cypress Creek Nature Trail

This is a trail down by Cypress Creek in Wimberley where you can go for a stroll and to look for creatures. There are some nice views of Cypress Creek here at the preserve, which is located on Old Kyle Road close to “downtown” Wimberley. You will have to look around for the entrance sign […]

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Cypress Creek Park — Ingram

This can be a good place to view wildflowers and the butterflies they attract depending on local conditions. From the intersection of State Hwy 27 and State Hwy 39 in Ingram, go east on 27 for about 3.5 miles and look for the park across the street from the Foxworth Galbraith Lumberyard. Dogs OK if […]

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Dahlstrom Ranch

Hooray for forward thinking people. The Dahlstrom family recently announced that they sold the development rights to their ranch to governmental entities. What that means is that instead of 8,000 homes being located on this environmentally sensitive tract the public will have access to the 2,252-acre property, which is about five miles west of Buda. […]

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Denney Ranch

This ranch is located about 9 miles northeast of Burnet and the property is available on Saturday and Sunday until dusk for birding, hiking, nature photography and wildflower viewing. They are available during the week by appointment. After you spend your enjoyable morning at the ranch you could consider driving over to Inks Lake State […]

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This place will give you another photo opportunity during wildflower season at the old church located in Doss, which is on State Road 783 south of U.S. Hwy 87.

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Eaton Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is located at the western extreme of the Hill Country just as you come up on the Chihuahuan Desert. There are 3 miles of hiking trails on this 37-acre park available for you to go seek out wildlife. They have a couple of geocaching caches stashed out here as well. This also is […]

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Exotic Resort Zoo

Daily guided tours are offered at this area housing over 80 species of indigenous and exotic species of creatures. Rug rats, hold on we meant darling children, really dig this place. You could go over to the Ranch Road 1 area if you want to go for a swim after leaving the zoo. They have […]

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