Monthly Birding and Nature Hikes
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 and 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.
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. Check out The Nature Blog for highlights of previous hikes and 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.
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.