Birds, Bats, Butterflies & More!
Best Birding/Nature Festival in Central Texas.
• Field-trips include – Birds, Bats, Butterflies, Wildflowers, Champion Big Trees
• Programs - Birding in India, Wolves, Bluebirds, Hill Country Wildflowers, Nature Travel, Monarch Migration, Medicinal Plants, Dark Skies, Plus Hummingbird & Bird Banding.
We are Located on FM 1050 10 miles west of Utopia & 4.5 miles east of Garner State Park. Our Tours lead you around Concan, Leakey, Rio Frio, Uvalde, Vanderpool & Utopia Texas; a Unique Region of the Edwards Plateau which includes Lost Maples State Natural Area & Garner State Park. Approximately 90 miles (1.5 hours) N.W. of San Antonio, Texas.Visit the Nature Center
Travel down the Beautiful Clear Frio River on a 3 or 4 hour Nature Tour By Kayak. These Kayak Tours are dependant upon River & Weather Conditions. We do not provide Kayaks; but can tell you where to get them, and help you haul them.Visit the Kayak Page
Professional Storyteller Lee Haile Entertains with Cowboy Poetry, Singing, some Tall & Funny Tales about People, Critters & Cowboys. Lee has Performed for many years at Venues & Festivals such as San Antonio's Folklife Festival&& even Sea World of Texas!Visit the Storytelling Page
Our area has 6 Past State Champions, 11 State Champions, & 5 National Champion Trees. Plus the Largest Tree in Texas and the Oldest Tree in Texas. Most of these Giant Trees are on Private Properties. You can see some of them on the Big Tree Tour with our guides.Visit the Big Tree Page
Driving to and Hiking on Private Hill Country Ranches and State Parks, along the beautiful Frio and Sabinal River Valleys. Our Area is a World-Class Birding and Wildlife Viewing Destination. One of the Best Places in Texas to See the Golden-cheeked Warbler, Black-capped Vireo & All 3 King-fisher species.Visit the Birding Page
Your Adventure takes place on our 250 acre Ranch with hills and valleys. Our Ranch Birding list boosts 123 species of birds. Our Bluebird Trail has 30 nestboxes, 6 viewing stations with benches where you will see small cavity nesters. Including; Eastern Bluebirds, Black-crested Titmouse, Bewick’s Wren, Ash-throated Flycatcher, and Carolina Chickadee with nests, eggs or baby birds. You will peek into nestboxes, and learn how to tell the difference in nests, eggs and fledgling species. On our RanchOnly - For handicapped or those that prefer to ride we have an open touring vehicle which can seat 5 people plus the Guide.Visit the Nestbox Page