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.  

View of Lake 3 from the old boat ramp.

View of Lake 3 from the old boat ramp.

 

Wildlife

Bald Eagle  - JBH Burr is the home to its very own Bald Eagle and Bald Eagle’s Nest!

Bald Eagle - JBH Burr is the home to its very own Bald Eagle and Bald Eagle’s Nest!

Bald Eagle Nest.

Bald Eagle Nest.

Waterfowl  - A variety of waterfowl species can be seen in this picture to include green-wing and blue-wing teal.

Waterfowl - A variety of waterfowl species can be seen in this picture to include green-wing and blue-wing teal.

Great Blue Heron.

Great Blue Heron.

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.

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. 

Wetlands -  There are various wetland areas across the property. This particular unit has a flash board riser system to allow full control over the water level at any given time.

Wetlands - There are various wetland areas across the property. This particular unit has a flash board riser system to allow full control over the water level at any given time.

Levees  - Around each of our bodies of water is a levee system.

Levees - Around each of our bodies of water is a levee system.

 

Location