The Wildscape Garden
“Texas Wildscapes provide the essential ingredients for a variety of wildlife—food, water, shelter, and space. This is done by planting and maintaining native vegetation, installing birdbaths and ponds and creating structure. Feeders can supplement native vegetation, but can never replace it. The goal is to provide places for birds, small mammals, and other wildlife to feed and drink, escape from predators, and raise their young.”
Texas Parks and Wildlife
Following the guidelines of Texas Parks and Wildlife, a Wildscape Garden was installed around the Nature Center’s Visitors’ Center in 2003. The Wildscape Garden was certified as a Texas Wildscapes Wildlife Habitat Demonstration Site in 2004.
The garden features a small fountain that trickles over rocks and a variety of trees, shrubs, and flowering plants that attract wildlife. All are native to the Chihuahuan Desert region.