South Texas Botanical Garden & Nature Center

Corpus Christi hails itself as the birdiest city in the United States. I have marveled at the different types of birds that are around us at all times. While I am not a birder, I do find watching birds soothing. Why not take advantage of what Corpus Christi has to offer. I read the South Texas Botanical Garden & Nature Center is a good place to see birds. So off we went.

The gardens are nice. We spent a lot of time in the orchid room. Orchids are such a beautiful flower. I have never tried to grow one though due to its finicky nature. The light has to be right. The air temperature has to be right. Water has to be perfect. I don’t have the patience for it. I am glad that there are people in the world who take the time so that we can look at the beauty of an orchid.

They also have a few different types of parrots and some reptiles. I am not sure about snakes though. I avoid the reptile room like there is a plague in there. I don’t do snakes. We saw more butterflies outside the butterfly room than in. However, the butterflies in the butterfly room were interesting. It was so big that it looked like small hummingbird. The wings looked like a butterfly wing but its body looked like a very tiny bird with an insect mouth. Those butterflies moved to fast for me to get a decent picture.

There are nature trails that go into the wetlands. There are snake warnings everywhere. This is Texas after all. You have to be on the lookout for rattle snakes. Luckily, we did not encounter any snakes on our walk. This is where you are supposed to see birds. It was obvious to us that we have bird repellent. There were very few birds around. In one whole section there were no birds at all. We had a good laugh over that. I stated we see more birds sitting at our camp site that we do when we intentionally go looking for birds.

This was a great way to spend a day. The rose garden was lovely. We brought our lunch with us so that we could have picnic after spending time at this center. Have you been? What did you think?

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