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Nature is Beautiful, and it’s Right There in your Backyard!

Explore our wide library of wildlife, access fun and educational activities, learn more about your community and submit your own sightings!

Welcome to the Virtual Westbury Nature Trail

The Westbury Nature Trail runs between Hummingbird Street and Bankside Drive along a drainage ditch that is home to turtles, fish, and countless species of insects and plants.

The key to conserving this natural habitat is education. The goal of this site is to show residents of Westbury and the City of Houston the real species that call this city home.


The state of Texas is home to over 142 different species of animals. As you make your way through the trail, think to yourself: how many of these species have I seen? What can I do to help them?

Education is just as important, if not more so, for children as it is for adults. Explore the list of handy activities to make sure your children are ready to take on the natural world around them with care and conservation.


Word Search

Good for kids of all ages! Explore the landscape of the Westbury Nature Trail from the comfort of your home as you search for keywords and phrases.

Westbury Maze

Take a tour of the trail as you guide Tommy the turtle from the shore to his comfy home in the water!

Crossword Puzzle

Fill in a fun grid with all of the information you’ve learned on the trail!


There are more than 5,000 species of vascular plants in Texas! These greens end up in your food, your bouquets, your sunset photos, and your backyard! While you’re walking the trail, take time to appreciate the beauty and life around you!

What can you do to help keep your community stay healthy, clean, and safe for all of the wildlife that call it home?

Once you’ve checked out the virtual trail, please take some time to fill out this quick survey!

If you have any additional questions, comments, sightings, or thoughts, feel free to reach out at: westburynaturetrail@gmailcom

Join us for a day of clean-up!

Help beautify the Westbury Nature Trail! Say “goodbye!” to trash and waste contaminating the habitats of countless species. Clean-up day will include proper social distancing and required mask and glove usage for all participants. Even if you can’t make it, don’t worry! Keeping the Westbury Nature Trail clean is a year-round initiative, and we could always use your help!


Email at:


Between Hummingbird St. and Bankside Dr., Houston, Texas 77096


January 18th, 2021

“Conservation is humanity caring for the future”

Nancy Newhall, American photography critic, editor, and conservationist