Wildlife Trail
Wildlife Trail 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.


Site Details


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MK Brown Boy Scout Camp

Directions: From US 83, TX 152 W 5.2 mi. Right on FM 3182 N 3.2 miles to entrance on left

Description: Prairie, woodland, marsh, and lake habitats, full-time camp ranger. Dragonflies, butterflies, a variety of birds year-round


Puryear Ranch

Phone: 806-826-5600

Description: Three lakes, excellent habitat for waterfowl. Trumpeter Swans have been seen on this lake, and the reservoir is filled with snags. Primitive campsites, feeding prairie chickens in September and October. Photo blinds, trail, groves of black walnut, cottonwood, and black locust


Britt Ranch

Phone: 806-826-0092

Description: 20,000-acre ranch, lodging, 5 lakes, four creek systems, hillside seeps, riparian woodlands, Shin Oak mottes, Prairie Dog towns, booming grounds of Lesser Prairie Chickens, historic 1886 country school.


Greenhouse Place

Phone: 806-264-2818

Description: Attractive pond with waterfowl, beautiful wooded creek, excellent habitat for dragonflies and woodland birds. Good mammal habitat and has interesting floral habitat along creek


Weatherly Place

Phone: 806-256-5042

Description: Four tracts with different ecosystems. Golden-fronted Woodpecker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker common in winter. Wild Turkey is ubiquitous; overnight cabin. Prairie dog town, Burrowing Owl, raptors. Magnificent sand-sage prairie, wildflower carpet in spring


City Park

Description: The City Park, Wheeler free open daily.



Wind Power Trail

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