Take a Mid-Week Break to Tour This Beautiful Refuge on Thursday Afternoon

If you love exploring the outdoors, make plans now to see nature up close next Thursday! On July 11th, the Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation will host a special tour of their refuge beginning at 3:00 p.m. Excellent for children and families, this free event is a must-do!

Since 1954, the Rob & Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation has operated as a 501(c)(3) operating foundation. For over 60 years, the Welder Wildlife Foundation has provided excellence in research and education throughout Texas and the nation.

Rob H. Welder entrusted the Foundation to conserve, manage, and maintain a unique 7,800-acre piece of private property situated along the Aransas River approximately 40 miles north of Corpus Christi, Texas. This property, known as the Welder Wildlife Refuge, is home to hundreds of species of plants and resident and migratory animals. The Refuge has 16 different vegetation communities that are spread over 22 different soil types.

The Welder Wildlife Foundation and Refuge offers free tours to the public at 3 p.m. every Thursday and Saturday. Tours begin at the foundation’s main headquarters and museum, which houses an array of South Texas wildlife and artwork. Visitors then take a 10-mile tour of the refuge through a variety of habitats, ranging from upland mesquite-mixed-grass communities to freshwater wetland lakes. Many species of birds and wildlife are generally seen on these tours, so be sure to take plenty of photos!

Next Thursday, head to Welder Wildlife Foundation for a tour of the grounds! The tours are free to attend and are suitable for all ages. Reservations are required. For more information, please call 361-364-2643 or visit

While we provide plenty of on-site entertainment at Shadow Bend Apartments in Corpus Christi, Texas, we believe that having fun within your larger community is equally as important. Do just that during this event on Thursday!

Event Time/Date:
Thursday, July 11, 2019—3:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
Welder Wildlife Foundation
10429 Welder Wildlife
Sinton, Texas 78387

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