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Roy E Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary

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A Texas Nature Conservancy Preserve of 2,138 acres exhibiting a curious intermingling of various forest and wetland communities. Of special interest is the arid sandy lands where desert plants like prickly pear cactus and yucca are found with longleaf pines and drought-resistant oak. Rare orchids and carnivorous plants grow side-by-side with acid-loving ferns and sphagnum moss. Village creek flows eight miles through sanctuary. Contact preserve manager for info on canoe trail. Four miles W.

Location: TX 327, Silsbee Texas Telephone 409-385-4135

Other Wildlife Viewing nearby:
(Lake Charles) Big Lake Guide Service
(Westlake) BNB Adventures
(Ragley) Dry Creek Ranch
(Lake Charles) Grosse Savanne Waterfowl & Wildlife Lodge
(Bridge City) Lower Neches Wildlife Management Area
(Silsbee) Roy E Larsen Sandyland Sanctuary

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