Our Roots Go Deep and Grow the Perfect Getaway for Nature Lovers
- Silsbee has been designated as a Globally Important Area by the American Birding Conservancy. Each year bird watchers from all over the world descend on Silsbee to observe its 114 bird species. Click here for a check list to help you on your next briding trip to the Big Thicket.
- As of 1999, lepidoptera surveys have identified 544 species of butterflies and moths.
- According to Roy E. Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary, surveys indicate the Big Thicket area is also home to:
Signs of beaver and sightings of river otter are common in the lower floodplain forest
A lone bird watcher does his thing from
the bridge over Village Creek in
Turkey Creek Unit of the Big Thicket.
churton photo/beaumont enterprise