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Sanctuary main entrance
Main entrance to the sanctuary on Wilchester Boulevard.

Sanctuary sign
Sign at the entrance to the sanctuary.

Traffic signs
Traffic signs inside the sanctuary.

Houston Audubon headquarters
Headquarters building.

Girl with homing pigeon
The sanctuary is a place of education and wonder.

Teacher holding snake
And not only for birds! We love reptiles too.

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Welcome to the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary.

Thank you for touring the Houston Audubon Society's Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary self-guided trail.

As you may or may not know, the Houston Audubon Society is a non-profit organization which is funded entirely through generous donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.

This sanctuary is one of the two urban forest classrooms for the Society. Sims Bayou Urban Nature Center is our other classroom, located in southeast Houston. Many educational activities take place on the 18 acres surrounding you, including:

  • nature discovery fieldtrips
  • educational seminars for children and adults
  • summer nature camps
  • weekly learning sessions for small children
  • owl prowls
  • guided tours.

The sanctuary is a place where children and grownups can experience the woods and see bugs, bees, botanies, spring flowers, fall leaves, hear birds, cicadas, feel nature, and most important of all, preserve nature in the city.

This privately-owned sanctuary is maintained for your enjoyment. It is intended as a place for leisurely walking and contemplation of nature – activities that have minimal effect on the environment and on the wildlife that shares it with us. We urge you to do your part in protecting it by following a few very necessary rules:

Dogs on a leash are allowed with a permit.

The estimated time to walk the entire self-guided trail is about one hour. We hope that after you learn about the sanctuary you will feel inspired to become a member, if you are not one already. If you have any additional questions, feel free to visit the administration building and talk to a staff person or volunteer during our business hours. Please enjoy your walk through the woods.

Best wishes,
Houston Audubon Staff and Volunteers

Directions to the first stop:

  • Proceed to the log cabin just east of the sanctuary parking lot.

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Stop 1 vicinity.

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