Brazos Bend State Park

Brazos Bend State Park is only a 45 minute drive from downtown Houston, but it feels like a different world. This lush park is primarily located on the Brazos River floodplains with thick bottomland hardwood forest that gives a jungle ambiance. I can imagine how humid and hot these woods become in the summer months from June through October. Species include huge moss-cloaked live oak, black willow, cottonwood, and sycamore. Over 30 miles of trail traverse through the 5,000 acre park and some of them are primitive providing a wilderness feeling. More than 300 species of birds make the marshes and wetlands of this park home and there are many species of mammals, amphibians, and reptiles, including a sizable population of the American Alligator. Here are some photos from the trip:

Lush forest
Little Blue Heron
American Alligator lurking
Turtle Love

More photos after the jump!

Lush forest
Birds in the Creekside wetland
Brazos River
Lots of birds here!
Creekside Wetland
Another Heron shot

4 Comments Add yours

  1. Sarah says:

    Wow, Leor – that IS lush and beautiful! I can’t believe all the birds and other wildlife – how cool!

  2. wowowowowowowowowoowowowowowowoowow

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