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I-20 Wildlife Preserve & Jenna Welch Nature Study Center


The 99-acre Wildlife Preserve is centered on a 30-acre urban playa wetland and is nestled just north of Interstate 20. The site contains a 3.4 mile trail system with a 1.45 mile ADA-accessible trail loop. The trail system also includes: 24ft. Hawk Observation Tower, 4 Teaching Platforms, 2 Butterfly Gardens, 4 Feeding Stations, 2105 ft. Boardwalk and 7 Bird Blinds. The playa habitat provides birding and wildlife viewing opportunities both during wet and dry seasons. Along with the many avian and butterfly species, bobcats, badgers, porcupines, raccoons, rabbits, reptiles and amphibians are commonly seen. Admission Free.