The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands: Nature

Find out about our regular Nature Programs and check out recent Bird and Butterfly sightings...

From Green Kingfishers to Guava Skippers, the habitat at the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands supports a plethora of living, moving things.  Used both as a resting point along migratory journeys and as a year-round residence for some birds, the wetlands are excellent places to view these feathered, winged creatures. From spring to fall, a diverse community of butterflies inhabit and flutter throughout our garden. Come and be amazed by the wildlife the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands has to offer!

To learn more about our wildlife or for the latest bird and butterfly sightings, visit our Wildlife page.

Don't forget to also visit our picture gallery.

The grounds of the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands contain over 180 species of plants native to the Rio Grande Valley. From the butterfly garden, to the covered canopy forest, this landscape includes a rich assemblage of bird and butterfly-attracting plants, along with several species that have historical human uses. 

Though only a sample of the total diversity to be found in the Valley, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands' landscape provides visitors with a varied representation of important habitat types, along with their commonly associated plant species.

Download our native plant list here. (pdf 72KB)

Be sure to visit our Native Plant Trail page to view the plant trail brochure.

For information about the Edinburg Community Garden, click here.

We also have a Native Plant Nursery, which provides a space to grow many of the plants that will eventually grace our gardens.

There is something adventurous for everyone to do this season. Let our staff naturalist and guest speakers introduce you to our local and/or regional wildlife and natural features! 

Come listen to experts talk about their scientific research, conservation projects, and much more! 

For general information on all of our nature programs, please visit our Nature Programs page.

Featured Programs:

Nature Explorations

Bird Walks: Every Tuesday from 8:30 am - 10:00am **No Bird Walks May-Aug.**

Fall Butterfly Walks: Every Saturday from 2:30pm. From October-November. 

No experience necessary. Guided walks and binocular rentals are free with paid admission.

Make a free website with Yola