Page content was collaboratively produced by Laurel Treviño and Shalene Jha. You may use this material for educational and conservation purposes. Please, contact Laurel with questions or comments. This link provides the research site index of pollinators by vicinity and ecoregion.
Texas native pollinator ID guides, photo species-lists, conservation tips
Texas Bee ID Guide (4-page Letter size)
Use this guide to identify the bees in your backyard! Or…
Find illustrated guides of pollinator sites near you, in alphabetical order by County & Texas Ecoregion. 21 list bees & butterflies nesting habitat; 10 list native bees, nesting, size & abundance.
Brackenridge Field Lab UT Austin, West Travis Co., Edwards Plateau-Balcones Canyonlands
Pedernales Falls State Park West of Austin, Blanco Co., Edwards Plateau
M&J Farms Marble Falls Burnet Co., Edwards Plateau-Woodland
Sweetberry Farms Marble Falls, Burnet Co., Edwards Plateau-Woodland-Cross Timbers
McKinney Roughs Nature Park Cedar Creek, Bastrop Co., Blackland Prairie-East Central Texas Plains-Oak Savanna
Stengl Lost Pines Field Station UT Austin, Smithville, Bastrop Co., Texas Plains
Concho Community Garden UT Austin, East Travis Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Green Gate Farms East Austin, Travis Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Johnson’s Backyard Garden Austin, Travis Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area Lewisville, Denton Co., Blackland Prairie
Springdale Farms East Austin, Travis Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Stephenson Nature Preserve Sunset Valley, Travis Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Sunshine Community Gardens Austin, Travis Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Trinity Audubon Center SE Dallas, Dallas Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Twin Oaks Blueberry Farm Commerce, Hunt Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Urban Roots Farm East Austin, Travis Co., Texas Blackland Prairie
Creekwater Ranch Santo, Palo Pinto Co., Cross Timbers-Grand Prairie
Homestead Farm Keller (Fort Worth), Tarrant Co., Cross Timbers-Grand Prairie
Mineral Wells State Park Mineral Wells, Parker Co., Cross Timbers
R & C Ranch Collinsville, Grayson Co., (NE Denton), Cross Timbers
Ray Roberts Lake State Park Pilot Point, Sanger, Denton Co., Cross Timbers
ID Native Bees & Nest Types (Small, 8×11 & Large, 11×17)
Balcones Canyonlands NWR (Small) NW Austin, Travis Co.
Balcones Canyonlands NWR (Large) Edwards Plateau
Barton Creek Habitat Preserve (Small) W Austin, Travis Co.
Barton Creek Habitat Preserve (Large) Edwards Plateau–Balcones Canyonlands
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Small) UT Austin, Travis Co.
Milton Reimer’s Ranch State Park (Small) Austin, Travis Co.
Milton Reimer’s Ranch State Park (Large) Edwards Plateau-Balcones Canyonlands
Onion Creek WQPL (Small) Wildlife Sanctuary, SW Austin, Travis Co.
Onion Creek WQPL (Large) Edwards Plateau–Balcones Canyonlands
Smiley-Woodfin Prairie (Small) West of Paris (and Plano), Lamar Co.,
Smiley-Woodfin Prairie (Large) Northern Texas Blackland Prairie-Tallgrass Prairie
Paul Mathews Prairie Nature Preserve (Small) Greenville (NE of Dallas), Hunt Co.
Paul Mathews Prairie Nature Preserve (Large) Eastern Texas Blackland Prairie
Clymer Meadow Preserve (Small) The Nature Conservancy, Celeste, Hunt Co.
Clymer Meadow Preserve (Large) Cross Timbers-So. Tall Grass Prairie
Cedar Hill State Park (Small) SE Arlington, Tarrant Co.
Cedar Hill State Park (Large) Eastern Cross Timbers
Fort Worth Nature Center Refuge (Small) NW Fort Worth, Tarrant Co.
Fort Worth Nature Center Refuge (Large) Cross Timbers-Grand Prairie
TPWD Helpful Guides page has more pollinator guides!
Laurel Treviño Murphy – Outreach Program Coordinator
205 W. 24th Street
BIO Labs 401
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Integrative Biology
College of Natural Sciences
Austin, TX 78712