Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, Houston

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The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is a 17.5-acre (7.1 ha) nature sanctuary along Rummel Creek, located in Houston, Texas, in the United States. Named after Edith Lotz Moore, who lived on the land with her husband for 43 years, the sanctuary includes a restored log cabin for hosting educational programs and houses administrative offices for the Houston Audubon Society. Since 1975, Houston Audubon has preserved Edith Moore's log cabin in addition to developing trails, creating education programs, constructing an office, and performing outreach from the site. The sanctuary also operates a plant nursery that provides wildflowers and grasses for coastal prairie restoration projects or offered for sale to support the Audubon programs. It specializes in local native prairie grasses and wildflowers with a small selection of understory plants. Moore donated land to the Houston Audubon Society in 1975, to be used as a nature preserve for birds. According to the Houston Audubon Society, the sanctuary's mission is to "provide an urban wildlife sanctuary for native plants and animals and to provide education about the natural environment to Houstonians of all ages." Birding programs and day camps held at the sanctuary serve more than ten thousand children and adults every year. This trail is accessible from 7am-7pm.

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  • This is a great piece of nature hidden in a Houston subdivision. There are lots of paths to walk, bridges, and lookouts. We saw several turtles and birds. It is much larger than you would think... 
    This is a great piece of nature hidden in a Houston subdivision. There are lots of paths to walk, bridges, and lookouts. We saw several turtles and birds. It is much larger than you would think...  more »
  • We spent about an hour hiking the trails at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Once you step through the gate, it's hard to even believe you're still in the city. The sanctuary consists of about... 
    We spent about an hour hiking the trails at the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary. Once you step through the gate, it's hard to even believe you're still in the city. The sanctuary consists of about...  more »
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  • Enjoyed our first visit here. The place was smaller than I thought and we didn't walk much, but the sounds of nature like birds and water (creek) were really soothing. Watching birds and squirrels at the feeders was fun, too. We parked at the church's East Side parking near the entrance to the sanctuary. We'll be back.
  • Wonderful park, plenty of trails and wildlife to see. No pets allowed. Great place to walk alone or with family including kids. Wheelchair accessible. Leave no trace, that means pick up your trash, folks 😉

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