Blair Woods Nature Preserve

Protected for wildlife. Open to All.
5401 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin TX 78721
Hours: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Click here to learn the history of Blair Woods!

Blair Woods is a 10-acre urban oasis open to the community for hands-on nature immersion for youth and families in East Austin. A nature trail loop traces a pond, savanna, spring, and woodlands. Along the way, signs featuring Rusty the Lizard describe our local habitats and the many birds, plants, insects and animals that call Blair Woods home.

Blair Woods is free and open to the public. We invite you to come meet the natural side of Central Texas. We are eager to introduce you and your family to the birds, butterflies, flowers, trees, and other wildlife that make Austin such a unique place to live.

Thanks to the support of many partners, you will see some exciting changes take place at Blair Woods over the next years. Revitalized trails and new signage create a welcoming environment for your next nature adventure. Be sure to keep coming back to see what’s new!

Blair Woods Family Nature Days

Free and open to the public
Nature Days are free, half-day events offering guided activities for the whole family. Get up close with nature through guided hikes, bug microscopes, owl pellet dissection, tree planting, and more!

Upcoming Schedule
Family Nature Day: Water
Saturday, October 21, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Nature Day: Migration
Saturday, October 28, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Nature Day: Trees & Plants
Saturday, November 4, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Nature Day: Wildlife
Saturday, November 18, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Family Nature Days are presented with Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center, with support from University of Texas Dell Medical School Shield-Ayres Foundation, Winkler Family Foundation, and Hershey Foundation.

FAQs

DOES IT COST TO VISIT BLAIR WOODS?
There is no admission fee to visit Blair Woods, and Blair Woods Family Nature Days are free programs open to all. No registration or membership is required.

HOW CAN MY FAMILY SIGN UP FOR THESE EVENTS? IS THERE A LIMIT?
There is no registration for Nature Days and no limit to participation. We encourage all families to come.

WHERE ARE THE NATURE DAYS LOCATED? IS THERE PARKING AVAILABLE?
All Blair Woods Nature Days are located at Travis Audubon’s Blair Woods Sanctuary located at 5401 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Parking is available on site.

CAN I DROP OFF MY CHILDREN?
No, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

WHAT DOES MY FAMILY NEED TO BRING?
Come to Nature Days prepared to explore outside and get hands-on with nature. Visitors should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toed shoes. We also recommend bringing sunscreen, bug spray, snacks, and water.

HOW OLD DOES MY CHILD NEED TO BE?
Nature Days activities are geared for children aged 5+, though youth of all ages and their parents are welcome to participate in activities and enjoy the hiking trails.

Please note: By participating in this Travis Audubon activity, you are subject to our Event Policies and Liability Waiver. Please click here to review this policy.

Restoration Workdays

Blair Woods needs your help! Our restoration efforts make a tremendous difference in creating a biodiverse woodland, prairie and riparian corridor. Volunteers are needed to remove non-native invasive plants, plant native vegetation, and maintain trails. Go to our website calendar to see the schedule of volunteer work days.

Check out our other sanctuaries: Baker Sanctuary, Chaetura Canyon & Commons Ford