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Edith Moore

Visitor Information

The Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary is privately owned and managed by Houston Audubon. We welcome your donations, which help preserve the sanctuary for the birds and wildlife.

Location: 440 Wilchester Blvd., Houston, TX 77079

Contact: (713) 932-1639 or info@houstonaudubon.org

Hours: The sanctuary is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM, with the exception of Tuesdays. The sanctuary opens at 12:30 PM on Tuesdays for maintenance and upkeep. 

COVID-19 Response: As of March 10, 2021, masks and social distancing are still required throughout the sanctuary. Restrooms are closed. The main parking lot on Wilchester is closed to the public (gate is open for deliveries). Parking and entrance is at the sanctuary's east gate in the Memorial Drive United Methodist Church parking lot. The gate is at the west end of the church's west parking lot. See map below for location. Learn more about our health and safety policies.

Maps & Directions

  • Houston Audubon headquarters in west Houston.

  • Map prepared by Don Gray and Charlie Wright.

  • Park at the Memorial Methodist Church Lot (12995 Memorial) on the eastern boundary of the sanctuary

Policies

Because this is a wildlife sanctuary, we ask you to observe the following rules.

  • Respect all wildlife

    You are the visitor – this is their home

  • Respect the peace

    Be considerate of other sanctuary visitors

  • Pet-free sanctuary

    For the well-being of our birds and wildlife, and the safety of our visitors, leave all dogs and pets at home.

  • Leave nature as you found it

    No harming or collecting or introduction of plants or animals

  • Be cautious

    Boardwalks may be slippery when wet. Beware of venomous snakes, mosquitoes, fire ants, and poison ivy.

  • Leave no waste

    Pack out everything you pack in. Trash cans are not available.

  • Stay on marked trails

    Walking only - Rummel Creek & pond access limited to staff-supervised programming

  • Use of laser pointers is prohibited at all sanctuaries

    No pishing or use of playback devices unless special permission is obtained

  • Firearms are not permitted on the grounds
  • No smoking or alcohol consumption
  • No pishing or use of playback devices unless special permission is obtained

Links

Group Visits

  • Awesome Avian Adventures for all grade levels K-12. Tours include activities and interactions with live birds.

  • Tours include up-close encounters with live birds, presentation in the historic cabin and a guided walk along Rummel Creek. Harris County Senior Bus Trips Welcome!

  • All groups (defined as larger than 7 persons) who are not accompanied by a Houston Audubon guide must preregister by completing the form linked above.

Permits

  • Nature photography is encouraged.
    Click the link above to register online for Portrait Photography.
    Note that all portrait photographers (amateur or professional) must pre-register and pay Houston Audubon a permit fee to take posed portraits of individuals or groups on our grounds.

Contact Berri Moffett at bmoffett@houstonaudubon.org with any questions.

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