Other Helpful Resources
Palo Duro Canyon
We are very fortunate to have the Grand Canyon of Texas in our backyard! Palo Duro Canyon is a never ending wealth of information, whatever your interest – wildlife, shrubs, wildflowers, geology, ecology, or history, and they are all in abundance and all within a 15-20 minute drive.
Nature Center – Great local resource
Texas Nature Trackers
Texas Nature Trackers, associated with the Texas Master Naturalist Program, is a citizen science monitoring effort designed to involve volunteers of all ages and interest levels in gathering scientific data on species of concern in Texas through experiential learning. The goal of the program is to enable long-term conservation of these species and appreciation among Texas citizens.
Alibates Flint Quarries
US National Park Service – National Monument
The flint quarries can only be viewed by a ranger-led guided tour. Tours are offered by reservation only.
Please call for tour times, and give park staff ample time to schedule a tour. A few days in advance is best. Call (806)857-6680 for information.
Plant Identification Sites
Image Archive of Central Texas Plants
Currently have links for 473 species of plants
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Wildflower Center’s Native Plant Information Network allows you to search for native plant info
by plant traits or names, browse through the collection of 23,000 native plant images.
Southeastern Arizona Wildflowers and Plants of the Sonoran Desert
Features photographs and descriptions of 360 different wildflower and plant species found in the southeastern part of Arizona
Kansas Wildflowers and Grasses
site contains information and more than 3349 identification photos for some 639 species of forbs, grasses, sedges, rushes, and woody plants found growing in Kansas, most of which also grow on the Texas High Plains.
Native American Ethnobotany
A Database of Foods, Drugs, Dyes and Fibers of Native American Peoples, Derived from Plants.