The Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve has been on our “to check out” list for a while but we opted for the Clark County Wetlands Park instead a few months ago. Before it heated up too much the Bird Preserve seemed like a good idea. Plus, it is near Costco and we tend to need a trip to Costco once a week (my new glasses and my contacts ended up being ready for pickup so that was a nice bonus).
The directions can be a little tricky with some construction blocking Galleria Drive where we wanted to be at but a little detour and we were able to approach from the southern side without issue. The preserve is adjacent to a water treatment plant so it seems a little industrial until you drive up to the parking area which is full of trees. You’ll need to sign in and out and they give you a map of the little lakes that dot the area. The walk is a big loop with a few offshoots to bird blinds and even a neat boardwalk.
I’m putting the picture in chronological order from our walk. . .
Doesn’t it look lush? Not really like Vegas at all, I love water so it was nice to hear the sounds of the water lapping around and see the sparkles of the sun glinting on the water’s surface.
I really liked the green and yellow here.
I had never noticed these plants but after seeing them at the Preserve they are catching my eye from time to time.
Some of the water was still like glass while you can see on the left some movement. I love that.
Oh, and there were birds of course!
I was trying to get close to this lizard but. . .
. . .he ran away (see upper right hand corner above).
Some more green and yellow!
The hours in case anyone wants to stop by, it is free by the way.
The entrance sign, there’s a place to park bikes so I’m guessing you can’t ride the trail but we used the double bike trailer in its jogger stroller form with no problems.
(Here’s a video we took while there: click here.)