Visitor Guide Relocation Guide About the Chamber

Unique and Ecologically Diverse Natural Area

Our Roots Go Deep and Grow the Perfect Getaway for Nature Lovers

© Paul Rebmann

Visitors to the Big Thicket area witness one of the most unusual coexistences of ecological communities found anywhere in the country. Some of the remarkable plants you will find:

  • 340 species of wildflowers
  • one of the last stands of open, desert longleaf pines in Texas
  • prickly pear cactus
  • yucca
  • baygall communities
  • globally endangered Texas trailing phlox flowers
  • extremely rare firewheel (at right)
  • carnivorous purple bladderwort (below)

Purple Bladderwort
© Elenor Saulys