Spring has sprung in my coastal world, the North Bay area of the Coastal Bend. Texas is well known for its spring bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush with well-publicized Bluebonnet Trails. But there are many lesser known places to explore. Look for the other spring flowers and enjoy listening and watching the birds.
If you leave SH 181 at the Moore Avenue exit heading east, there will be signs to lead you to Sunset Lake Park.
Whitney Lake Marsh Refuge is well hidden in Ingleside on Kenny Lane between FM 1069 and Avenue A.
Fishermen may know where Conn Brown Harbor is located in Aransas Pass but many people pass by as they head for Port Aransas on SH 361. By going on block north of the highway, Wilson Avenue leads to Huff Street which leads to Bigelow Street. The harbor area offers several locations to enjoy the views and occasionally spot dolphins in the harbor or the connecting channels.
Rockport is well known for many nature areas, but one is not on the main streets. Connie Hagar Cottage Sanctuary is on South Church Street between East Market Street and Business 35 via Loop 70. The Sanctuary attracts birds, butterflies and other pollinators.
Enjoy Spring in My Coastal World.