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BRAZOS BEND STATE PARK



BBSP is a 30 minute drive from my house and I have been going to this park since it opened in 1984.
In fact, one of my first dates with my husband was to go fishing here, just a few weeks after it opened.

Brazos Bend Volunteer Organization http://www.brazosbend.org/
Brazos Bend State Park, approximately 28 miles southwest of Houston, covers roughly 5000 acres with an eastern
boundary of 3.2 miles fronting on the Brazos River.
It was purchased by the state in 1976-77 and was opened to the public in 1984.
This was the area of Texas' first Anglo colonization. Archeological materials show that prehistoric people visited this area,
possibly as early as 300 BC; in early historical times, the Capoque band of the Karankawa Indians roamed between the mouth of the Brazos River
and Galveston Bay and may have traveled inland as far as Brazos Bend.
In the early 19th century, this area of Texas was the site of Stephen F. Austin's first colonial land grant from Mexico.

Nature lovers, birders, campers, and other outdoor enthusiasts will delight in an observation tower and platforms for wildlife
observation/photography of more than 300 species of birds sighted; 21 species of reptiles and amphibians including American alligator;
17 species of mammals including bobcat, white-tailed deer, raccoon, and gray fox; 39 species of dragonfly; 500 species of plants.
Brazos Bend State Park
Needville, Texas 77461
On the Hunt
On the Hunt
Mr Green Beard
Mr Green Beard
Sleeping with One Eye Open
Sleeping with One Eye Open
Moorhen
Moorhen
Snoozing
Snoozing
Mr. & Mrs. Blue-winged Teal
Mr. & Mrs. Blue-winged Teal
Poking Around
Poking Around
NOT Dreaming of Handbags or Shoes
NOT Dreaming of Handbags or Shoes
Sunbath
Sunbath
At the Edge
At the Edge
White Ibis
White Ibis
Ibis
Ibis
Busy Path
Busy Path
Reflection
Reflection
Still Water and Long Shadows
Still Water and Long Shadows
American Alligator
American Alligator
American Alligator
American Alligator
Blending With the Shadows
Blending With the Shadows
Decided to Cross the Road
Decided to Cross the Road
'scuse Me, Ma'am.  Just Passing By.
'scuse Me, Ma'am. Just Passing By.
Ahhhh Life is Good!!!
Ahhhh Life is Good!!!
Lone Alligator Silhouette
Lone Alligator Silhouette
Up Periscope
Up Periscope
Alligator Spa
Alligator Spa
Nice Cool Mossy Face Mask
Nice Cool Mossy Face Mask
Looking For a Yummy Bull Frog Lunch
Looking For a Yummy Bull Frog Lunch
Having a Rest
Having a Rest
Floating and Sunning
Floating and Sunning
White Ibis
White Ibis
Little Blue Heron
Little Blue Heron
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Hunting - Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Hunting - Yellow Crowned Night Heron
Moorhen
Moorhen
Ibis
Ibis
Red Wing Black Bird
Red Wing Black Bird
Red Wing Black Bird
Red Wing Black Bird
Just Popped Up
Just Popped Up
Wearing a Salad
Wearing a Salad
Swims Right Past a Fat Coot
Swims Right Past a Fat Coot
Disguised
Disguised
Afternoon Nap (He looks happy!)
Afternoon Nap (He looks happy!)
Almost Stepped on this Alligator!!!
Almost Stepped on this Alligator!!!
Alligaor and His Supper (best viewed in Original size)
Alligaor and His Supper (best viewed in Original size)
Along the Bayou (best viewed in Original size)
Along the Bayou (best viewed in Original size)
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbill
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills
Roseate Spoonbills
Whistling Ducks
Whistling Ducks
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