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Home White cheeked House Finch by Leo Keeler 2008 Black-chinned Hummingbird by Tom Ellis 2012

Welcome to Block Creek Natural Area

Block Creek Natural Area (BCNA), also know as Turkey Hollow, is nestled in the middle of several very large, very old ranches. Located in Kendall County halfway between Comfort and Fredericksburg, Texas. A large pond is a magnet for numerous species of birds and native wildlife. Block Creek and Elm Bottom Creek usually flow here year-round. Diverse vegetation provides habitat for many species of resident and migratory wildlife. With an eye to developing a photo tourism business, we have installed five morning and evening photo blinds designed to avoid casting unwanted shadows. Each has a setting complete with water interests and feeders to attract birds and mammals. Insects, reptiles, and amphibians are also plentiful. The clear water in the pond is a natural draw for birds, Rio Grande turkeys, various ducks and numerous cranes, hawks, and shore birds depending on the time of year. There are also deer, turtles, dragonflies, snakes and much more. Walking trails and birding are also available for your pleasure. For photographers planning overnight stays, the night-time skies are dark, allowing for some spectacular star viewing and photography. Please see Lodging tab for accommodation information. Nature Photography Opportunities The landscape, which includes sparkling creeks and waterfalls, ancient gnarled oaks, jutting boulders, and unusual land forms, offers a wealth of photographic opportunity. In autumn, the many different trees turn to shades of blazing yellow, orange and red, making the Hill Country one of the few places in Texas where there is fall color.
Learn More About BCNA and Nature Photography in Texas Photos and the story of Block Creek Natural Area are part of images For Conservation/Book One: Texas Hill Country Edition which was published in November 2006. For more information on ordering the book, other programs, future contests and events of the images for Conservation Fund, please visit their website at: www.imagesforconservation.org.
Book an Adventure Click Here to book an adventure at Block Creek Natural Area. Visit Block Creek Natural Area and enjoy your photographic experience with us!
Painted Bunting by Larry Jay
Green Kingfisher by Leo Keeler 2006
Latest News & Events The next events to be held at BCNA will be in the spring of 2024 and beyond. Please contact the following Photography Leaders to attend one of their Workshops here at BCNA. April 25-28, 2024 Kathy Adams Clark Workshop Contact KathyAdamsClark.com May 2-5, 2024, Richard Day Workshop Contact DayBreakImagery.com May 13-16, 2024, Russell Graves Workshop Contact RussellGraves.com, Facebook Aug 29-Sept 1, 2024 Kathy Adams Clark Workshop Contact KathyAdamsClark.com Sept 5-8, 2024, Richard Day Workshop Contact DayBreakImagery.com