• Birder on Village Creek Bridge in Turkey Creek Unit

    Big Thicket

    National Preserve Texas

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  • Woodlands Trail Closure

    The Woodlands Trail in the Big Sandy Creek Unit will be closed August 19-29 and September 2-12, 2014, while park staff and an AmeriCorps crew apply herbicide to trifoliate orange, an invasive non-native shrub that has become problematic in that area.

Event Details

  • 12/09/2012

    Location: Kirby Nature Trail Time: 10:00 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Mary Kay Manning Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: (409) 951-6720

Big Thicket lies along two migratory bird flyways, and sparser foliage this time of year makes the birds easier to see. Join a ranger on a 1.7-mile walk to look and listen for birds in several different plant communities. (Optional extension to look for birds on the adjacent Sandhill Loop Trail as well, depending on group interest.) Meet at the Kirby Trailhead on FM 420 with binoculars, a bird guide, water, and a snack.