Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary
The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary in West Houston is an 18-acre wooded preserve along Rummel Creek featuring the 1932 Moore Log Cabin education center as well as the Houston Audubon headquarters.
Parts of the sanctuary are currently flooded because of Hurricane Harvey. See posted signage for details. The sanctuary is closed at the Fondren Bridge and all the western trails are closed as well. The eastern portion is open with parking access at 440 Wilchester. The Hansel Gate is locked to protect access to the still partially flooded Memorial Bend neighborhood.
- Privately owned and managed by the Houston Audubon Society. We welcome your donations!
- Open 365 days a year - Gates open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM (9 PM in summer).
- Stay on marked trails. - Walking only - Creek & pond access limited to staff-supervised programming.
- The Log Cabin is open for scheduled programming only. The cabin is open to the public during our monthly 4th Saturday in Nature program.
- Boardwalks may be slippery when wet.
- Beware of venomous snakes, mosquitoes, fire ants, poison ivy and armadillo burrows.
- Your generous donation helps to preserve the sanctuary for the birds and for our future.
- Group Visits: All groups (*defined as larger than 7 persons) must pre-register with the sanctuary manager, Bethany Foshee, by sending your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Houston Audubon Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is to provide an urban wildlife sanctuary for native plants and animals and to provide education about the natural environment to Houstonians of all ages. An average of 10,000 people participate in hands-on, environmental education programs at the sanctuary each year.
Within its 17.5 acres of hardwood and pine forest and freshwater habitats, the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary provides an important home for native wildlife. Resident mammals, migratory songbirds, shorebirds, birds of prey and a variety of species of reptiles and amphibians live within the sanctuary. Within Rummel Creek and the ponds of the sanctuary, you can find resident bull frogs, as well as bronze and leopard frogs. Many turtles and several species of Water Snakes and aquatic invertebrates also call our creek and pond habitats home.