Texas encompasses 10 wildly divergent natural areas. The state’s Natural Regions form the basis for this small educational nature... more » center and garden in the heart of Highland Village, Texas.
Texas is such a BIG State with some 267,399 square miles and stretches 773 miles from east to west and 860 miles from south to north. It is difficult for visitors and residents to fully experience the significant regional diversity available in Texas.
Texas has four natural geographic regions with widely differing physical characteristics: the Gulf Coastal Plains, the North Central Plains, the High Plains, and Mountains and Basins (Trans-Pecos). Each of these geographic areas can be subdivided into the smaller regions.
This is a self-guided tour of the Texas natural regions with living examples of the type of vegetation, terrain, and some of the creatures you may encounter on any trip in Texas! Look for migrating birds and butterflies that are attracted to the native plants from all the regions of Texas.
The Texas Our Heritage garden includes stops at 10 interpretative "Points of Interest" that describe each Texas eco-region. This guide includes those interpretive signs plus 11 additional multimedia videos available only in this guide to enhance your experience. Note that each zone has a post with an icon an number on the post for easy identification.
This tour, the Points of Interest, and the educational displays were created by Texas Master Naturalists - Elm Fork Chapter. The videos included in this self-guided tour contain unique informative clips from Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Information and artwork courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department © 2004
Photos and videos courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department © 2006
Information courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department © 2004 less «