At the geographic center of the World Birding Center network, Estero Llano Grande State Park in Weslaco attracts a spectacular array of South Texas wildlife with its varied landscape of shallow lake, woodlands and thorn forest. Even beginning birders and nature lovers will enjoy exploring this 230 plus-acre refuge. Take advantage of all they have to offer, including full moon hikes, bird, butterfly, and dragonfly walks and more! Located at 3301 S. International Blvd. Call 565-3919 for more information or visit http://theworldbirdingcenter.com/estero.html.
Loop through six acres of pure nature and feed the birds at Valley Nature Center, a secret garden in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley. The Valley Nature Center is the oldest nature center in the RGV, and the only non-profit center fully dedicated to environmental education south of San Antonio and east of Eagle Pass. Includes Cactus Gardens, Butterfly Gardens, Bird Feeding Stations, 1/4 Acre Wetland, Board Walk, Small Ponds, Walking Trails, and more! Call 969-2475 for tour information or visit http://valleynaturecenter.org.
Frontera Audubon Center is a natural urban jewel located in the South Texas town of Weslaco. The 15 acre site attracts bird and butterfly enthusiasts from across the United States and world, thanks to its natural biodiversity. Be sure to visit the historic Skaggs House, one of Weslaco’s oldest buildings. In 1992, the Skaggs House was donated to Frontera for historic preservation. The home was designated as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1994 and renovations to its interior are underway. Located at 1101 S. Texas. Call 968-3275 for more information. Visit http://fronteraaudubon.org/