Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Big Thicket in Southest Texas

The Big Thicket is the name of a heavily forested area in Southeast Texas. This combination of virgin pine and cypress forest, hardwood forest, meadow and blackwater swamp is managed by the National Park Service. The Preserve was established to protect the remnant of its complex biological diversity. What is so extraordinary is not the rarity or abundance of its life forms, but how many species coexist here.

Activities in the Big Thicket National Preserve include hiking, camping, bicycling, horseback riding, canoeing, birdwatching, fishing and more. Visitors find the Big Thicket to be a fun, educational trip for the entire family.

My oldest son and his girlfriend took some grest pictures when they were hiking in it the other day.


  1. That would be a great place to take a walk with my girls and they could explore while I took pictures..Love the Butterfly

  2. Beautiful and serene.....thanks.

  3. Great photos, so peaceful. My towns name is Mariposa, which is spanish for Butterfly.