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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.  

Access and parking is available 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 parking lot. See map below for location.

Contact: (713) 932-1639 or

Hours: The sanctuary is open daily from 7 AM to 7 PM. Gates open and close automatically on a timer. Cars in the Wilchester lot after closing cannot exit until gates open the following morning.

COVID-19 Response: We strongly encourage wearing masks and social distancing at all Houston Audubon sanctuaries and programs. Please read and follow all signage regarding sanctuary rules and safety guidelines.  Learn more about our health and safety policies.


  • Learn all about the history of this Texas landmark with a 90-minute guided hike through the sanctuary. Tour includes a private visit to the historic log cabin built by Edith Moore in 1931.

  • Join us for weekly mindfulness classes led by instructor Heather Sullivan. Classes begin with a guided 20-minute lesson, followed by a mindfulness practice in the forest, meeting back at the cabin to share our experience.

  • This is the perfect class for nature-loving young learners. Children 3–6 years old will learn all about the natural world through outdoor adventures, direct instruction, crafts, and educational games.

  • Experience the sanctuary after hours and in the dark. “HOO” knows what kinds of critters will emerge when the sun goes down... Join us for a frightfully good time in the forest! These hikes are family-friendly but geared for children 6 and above.

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

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


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

Permits & Registration

  • All portrait photographers (amateur or professional) must pre-register and pay a permit fee to take posed portraits of individuals or groups on our grounds.

  • 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.


Contact Berri Moffett at with any questions.