Bandera Crossing is a Designated Wildlife Management Area

At Bandera Crossing Resort, wildlife abounds....we are dedicated to providing a safe haven to all types of wildlife; birds, bats, deer, opossum, raccoon, ring-tailed cats (yes, we have them!) and even snakes, spiders, scorpions and insects, as well as the fish in the river.  Songbirds are our key target species to help manage and encourage, and you'll see numerous feeders scattered throughout the park for this purpose. All of our wildlife is beneficial to the environment and is crucial to maintaining the a healthy ecosystem. Please help us by respecting the wildlife.

Baby White Tailed Deer

This tiny baby deer was seen on a nature hike one morning


Walking Stick

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Stay away from these little guys! They would rather hide than sting you....just be on the lookout for them. Especially when picking up rocks.

Praying Mantis
Bat House on the property
Bats are great for the environment, they spend all night eating pesky mosquitoes! 
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A Ring-tailed Cat
So Cute!!!
A natural home in the trees...
Possibly home of a Ring-Tailed Cat

A nest full of baby Cardinals!

These adorable young Cardinals continue to live on the property and are seen daily on the bird feeders and in the bird bath....not far from the nest where they were hatched!

One of our many bird feeders
(they also feed squirrels, raccoons, opossum, etc.) 

Can you find the Walking Stick?

"Natures camouflage" at it's best!
A young male Cardinal with a female Painted Bunting...sharing the feeder!
Male Painted Bunting at the feeder...

Hoo-Doo Stacks

in the Medina River!
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Wild Lantana

Beautiful Prickly Pear Cactus

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Beware the Horse Crippler Cactus

They grow really low to the ground, watch your step!

Rainbow Cactus

Wild Turkey

Petrified Mud!

There are tons of fossils on the property!

Black-eyed Susans

Beautiful wildflowers everywhere!

Still under construction!

Lookout for girls on tractors!!