Heard Wildlife SanctuaryWood Duck Trail

McKinney, Texas

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This comprehensive nature preserve is well worth the drive. The sanctuary offers a museum and a small zoo along with a wide variety of trails through wetlands, prairies, and forests. Educational markers identify plants and encourage conservation. Bessie Heard was born in 1886, the eldest of five daughters of one of Collin County’s founding families. She never married but instead poured her energy into civic pursuits, including establishing this museum and sanctuary in 1964. She died in 1988 at the age of 101. Miss Bess, as she was affectionately known, was passionate about encouraging children’s love of nature, and her legacy continues to grow with the facility’s ever-expanding array of exhibits and events. Kids will love the 25,000-square-foot education center with its exhibits on dinosaurs, snakes, and geodes.

Heard Wildlife Sanctuary:Wood Duck Trail Professional Review and Guide

"This comprehensive nature preserve is well worth the drive. The sanctuary offers a museum and a small zoo along with a wide variety of trails through wetlands, prairies, and forests. Educational markers identify plants and encourage conservation.

Bessie Heard was born in 1886, the eldest of five daughters of
one of Collin County’s founding families. She never married
but instead poured her energy into civic pursuits, including
establishing this museum and sanctuary in 1964. She died in
1988 at the age of 101. Miss Bess, as she was affectionately
known, was passionate about encouraging children’s love of
nature, and her legacy continues to grow with the facility’s
ever-expanding array of exhibits and events. Kids will love the 25,000-square-foot education center with its exhibits on dinosaurs, snakes, and geodes."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: McKinney
Distance: 3.5
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: March through May
Local Maps: TOPO! Texas CD
Driving Directions: Directions to Heard Wildlife Sanctuary:Wood Duck Trail

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May 2018