Monthly Birding and Nature Hikes

Sunday, November 22, 2015 – 9:00am-11:30am
Sunday, January 17, 2016 – 9:00am-11:30am
Saturday, February 20, 2016 – 9:00am-11:30am
Saturday, March 19, 2016 – 9:00am-11:30am
Sunday, April 17, 2016 – 9:00am-11:30am

Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve


NEW: Want to educate yourself on the incredible flora and fauna out at Nalle Bunny Run before you head out with us on one of our hikes? Check out the guidebook, full of information about the ecosystems, wildlife, importance and history of the property.

The 39 acre Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve is situated on the banks of Lake Austin and is not only an environmental treasure, but an important habitat restoration project as well. The preserve was donated to Hill Country Conservancy in December 2000 was named for Anne Byrd Nalle. Mrs. Nalle wished for years to preserve her beloved “Bunny Run” for the public to enjoy. Her strong conservation ethic inspired her husband, “Tex”, and son, Bill, to join her in donating the land to Hill Country Conservancy. Bill and his wife, Christie still live on adjoining land and partner with Hill Country Conservancy to manage the Preserve. The preserve consists of five major habitat types including a juniper-oak woodland, a deciduous woodland, a sandy prairie, a mixed-species parkland, and riparian corridor along the Colorado River.

Special Notice: All hikes are weather permitting. There are no restroom facilities on the preserve. Please leave your pets, bicycles, and motorized vehicles at home.

What to Wear/Bring:
• Comfortable, closed toed hiking or athletic shoes
• Comfortable, weather appropriate clothes
• Hat
• Sunscreen
• Bottle of water
• Sunglasses
• Binoculars (if you have a pair)

A very special thank you to Mikael Behrens, Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPIC) Member and Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Docent for leading this and future hikes at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve.

Immature Carolina WrenMourning Dove TracksBlack-chinned / Ruby-throated HummingbirdMourning DoveTurtleJuvenile Great Horned Owl
Eastern PhoebeCarolina WrenPrickly Pear BloomsRed-bellied WoodpeckerCarolina WrenEastern Phoebe
Dogleg Cedar ElmSummer Tanager SingingGolden-fronted WoodpeckerSummer TanagerGreen Heron


Click here to view Mikael Behren’s nature observations during his hikes at Nalle Bunny Run. He shares spectacular photos and you can see links to a complete bird list for each hike.