Burr Property

 The Burr Property is tucked away near Burr in Wharton County, situated between Wharton and Boling. It encompasses approximately 1700 acres and will serve as the future location for The James B Harrison Foundation (JBH) Learning Center.

The JBH Learning Center will be designed to accommodate a variety of educational activities and will serve as the headquarters for our educational activities outreach.

 The Burr Property has lakes or varying depths with fish and a variety of features to attract different kinds of waterfowl, wetlands, levees with water control structures, open fields, grassland and wooded timber areas.  

 

Water Features

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A significant portion of Burr consists of water features including lakes from 27 to 50 acres in size lined by Bald Cypress and Oak trees. These lakes also serve as the home to a variety of wildlife such as alligators, frogs, snakes and fish. The trees provide nesting for a variety of birds including the Roseate Spoonbill. 

Wetland -  This wetland area is the result of a borrow area. A borrow area is an area where material has been excavated for another purpose, such as in this case levee repairs.

Wetland - This wetland area is the result of a borrow area. A borrow area is an area where material has been excavated for another purpose, such as in this case levee repairs.

Another wetland area created from the addition of a new levee.

Another wetland area created from the addition of a new levee.

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Wildlife

Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) -  This wild hibiscus plant can be found in wetland areas (such as at Burr) and has a deep maroon eye, but its petal color can be observed in pure white (as captured above) to a deep rose color.

Swamp Rose Mallow (Hibiscus moscheutos) - This wild hibiscus plant can be found in wetland areas (such as at Burr) and has a deep maroon eye, but its petal color can be observed in pure white (as captured above) to a deep rose color.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)  - This yellow daisy belongs to the sunflower family and is also commonly referred to as a cone flower.

Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) - This yellow daisy belongs to the sunflower family and is also commonly referred to as a cone flower.

Raccoon Track -  This raccoon foot print was spotted in the mud. A raccoon print is shaped like a small human hand with five finger-like toes on both their front and hind feet and have small claws.

Raccoon Track - This raccoon foot print was spotted in the mud. A raccoon print is shaped like a small human hand with five finger-like toes on both their front and hind feet and have small claws.

 

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