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Weslaco, Texas

Thicket Trail

Native Tamaulipan thornscrub, wetlands, and butterfly gardens.

!thicket_trail Our 15 acre site offers opportunities for bird and butterfly enthusiasts and all those interested in the wonders of nature and biodiversity.

Lesser Goldfinches breed in the sunflowers behind the Visitors' Center, and a wetland that has been developed on the property attracts large numbers of Black-bellied Whistling-Ducks and shorebirds. Green Parakeets have nested in cavities in the dead trees bordering the pond, and Red-crowned Parrots roost in old trees. Few places in the Valley are more populated with Plain Chachalacas. In migration the thicket is among the better spots to see neotropical migrants away from the coast.

Download (PDF): Thicket Trail Map