ID Guides

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.

ID Native Bees/Butterflies, Conserve Habitat (Large 11×17) 

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.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center (Large)  Edwards Plateau–Balcones Canyonlands

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

ltrevino@austin.utexas.edu

 

 

 

 

 

 

photos & illustrations by Laurel