We left the manicured city behind and have come to an area where habitat is very important to our wildlife. A large variety of birds, some quite rare, live in our area. Many live in nests close to the ground so preserving habitat areas will bring a colorful array of songbirds to your feeders. There are numerous other types of wildlife native to the Hill Country living in our backyards.
The Texas Parks and Wildlife website has great information about habitat preservation. Attend a wildlife seminar in Boerne – these are offered often by several organizations.
Other wildlife native to the Hill Country live in our backyards including Texas armadillos, raccoons, red fox, roadrunners, wild turkey and exotics such as the beautiful axis deer. There is always something fascinating for children and adults alike to experience here at Comfort Falls!
About nine miles down the Guadalupe River from Comfort Falls Aviation Estates is the Old Tunnel WMA (Wildlife Management Area). Here pilots can take the kids (Kids - read this!) to view another kind of take-off - the emergence of three million Brazilian free-tail bats each evening. Bats keep the River Park free of mosquitoes and flies when residents barbeque down by the river.
A portion of Lot Y will be left au naturel providing protection and nesting opportunities for our furry and feathered neighbors. Areas along the riverbank are very important homes for a variety of riparian plants (including sweet wild grapes) and animals. Be careful what you cut! You will be pleasantly surprised by the number of interesting creatures that live here!