As more and more people move to the Texas Hill Country, native plants and animals will need special sanctuaries to call their own.
The board members who run one such wildlife haven, the private 644-acre Cibolo Preserve in Boerne, offered an exclusive look inside the sanctuary last week.
The tour followed the passing of San Antonio entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Lende, who died earlier this month at 78.
Inside are native prairies, ancient oaks and cypress trees and a high-quality stretch of creek that tumbles into a limestone canyon.
The preserve is not open to the public. Beyond the high fences topped with razor wire and monitored by cameras, Hill Country flora and fauna can live their lives undisturbed. The nearby Cibolo Nature Center and Farm does have public-access trails along the same creek… See photos and read more from