Friday, April 13, 2012

Tomorrow is Open Day at Davis Mountains Preserve

Tomorrow, the Nature Conservancy opens its Davis Mountains Preserve to visitors for hiking, picnicking, bird and wildlife watching for one of its Open Weekends.

Click here for more information about visiting the Preserve during its public days.  More photos of our visit to the Preserve last year are here.

Unlike the rest of the Preserve, the Madera Canyon Trail is open 365 days a year and is ready for your visit!  Read more about it here.

From the Nature Conservancy's website:

"The wild and remote Davis Mountains is considered one of the most scenic areas of Texas.  Indeed it is one of the most biologically diverse.  Rising above the Chihuahuan desert, the range forms a unique “sky island” surrounded by the lowland desert. Animals and plants living above 5,000 feet are isolated from other similar mountain ranges by vast distances. These are true ecological islands, preserving living remnants that occur otherwise nowhere else in Texas.
The 33,000-acre Davis Mountains Preserve (with conservation easements on 65,830 acres of adjoining property) includes Mount Livermore, the summit of the Davis Mountains. It encompasses the heart of a functioning landscape with intact watersheds and a unique assemblage of animals and plants."

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