East Texas Nature
We enjoy all phases of nature, whether it be birds, hummingbirds, butterflies, flowers, trees, insects or reptiles! And East Texas is a great place for that pasttime!
Although the Texas Gulf Coast remains prime bird watching territory, our mild winters in East Texas provide great opportunities to watch winter migrants. The Texas Bird Records Committee has recognized 636 species as Texas Birds.
Our gardening interests include not only common flower varieties such as Pansies, Begonias, Irises, Daffodils, Impatiens and Zinnias, but also wildflowers and ferns.
Tyler is the Rose Capital of America, the location of the Tyler Rose Garden, the nation's largest municipal rose garden, and the site of the Annual Tyler Rose Festival held each October.
A highlight of the spring season in East Texas is the 8-mile long Tyler Azalea Trail guiding visitors through neighborhoods of brick streets, residential gardens and historic homes.
And be sure to read our report on East Texas Botanical Gardens and Arboretums.
East Texas Photo Galleries for Nature Enthusiasts
If you love flowers, you might enjoy our photo gallery of East Texas Butterflies showcasing Swallowtails, Monarchs, and Painted Ladies, to name a few.
Our gallery of East Texas Birds is perfect for backyard nature lovers to explore, featuring bluebirds, woodpeckers, buntings, goldfinches, roadrunners, hawks, and much more.
Are you a hummingbird lover like us? Check out the photos and hummingbird videos in our Texas Hummingbird Gallery.
Be sure to view the Helen Lee Daffodil Garden photo gallery showcasing millions of beautiful daffodils that bloom each spring near Gladewater.
Sampling of our Photograph Gallery of East Texas Nature
Shown here are a few quick favorites ... we'll get more posted from our archives shortly ... so visit again soon.
Goldfinch in the Feeder ... Tyler Texas, January 2014
Giant Swallowtail Butterflies on Zinnias
Colorful Maple Leaves in the Fall in East Texas
Texas Zinnia bud about to bloom
Male Cardinal, up close and personal ... Tyler, Texas
Hummingbirds grouped on crowded feeder
Texas Anole Lizard
Preying Mantis devouring a wasp - East Texas
East Texas Nature Galleries