Texas North Fork River Loop
Wheeler county is proud to offer 6 stops along the official Texas Parks and Wildlife's Texas North Fork Wildlife Trail which features many opportunities to see both common and rarely spotted wildlife.
Spring on the plains ushers in courtship rituals of the Lesser Prairie Chicken, wildflower riots, the return of nesting kites and migrant songbirds, cool evenings, pleasant days, and carpets of wildflowers. Summer invites you to enjoy the brilliant swallowtails, sulphurs, and fritillaries, as multicolored butterflies feast on the nectar of the plains’ flowering plants. Darners, pennants, and a variety of other dragonflies make summer a feast of color. Fall brings migrant shorebirds, raptors, flycatchers, and warblers through the plains, and washes the riverbanks in brilliant autumn foliage. Winter will entrance you with Rough-legged Hawks, Bald Eagles, wintering sparrows, and the clearest nights, beckoning you to turn your eyes toward the brilliant, starry skies.
For an expanded look on the North Fork River Loop, view the official Texas Parks and Wildlife's website here.
#71 - MK Brown Boy Scout Camp
Description: Prairie, woodland, marsh, and lake habitats, full-time camp ranger. Dragonflies, butterflies, a variety of birds year-round.
#72 - City Park
#73 - Puryear Ranch
#74 - Britt Ranch
#75 - Greenhouse Place
#76 - Weatherly Place