Brazos Bend State Park

In the last few weeks I have made a couple of trips out to Brazos Bend State Park (BBSP) near Houston after hearing about it from a friend. There are lot of aquatic plants around the park and some interesting wildlife. I could not do any collection here as this is a state park and collection is prohibited.


Echinodorus cordifolius were growing huge and were ominipresent around all the lakes.

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Polygonum hydropiperoides growing through out the park were in full bloom.

As I looked around the bank of the lake for more plants and was trying to reach for some Limnobium laevigatum (Amazon Frogbit) , this guy waited patiently for me to do a mistake.

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This beauty had ventured quiet far from the lake probably to lay eggs.


Pistia stratiotes and this Hydrocotyle sp was also easy to spot along the lake.


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BBSPTrip1 329FNelumbo lutea (American lotus)

A view of the Elm Lake,  one of the few lakes in BBSP.

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Sagittaria platyphylla was another plant common along the lake’s bank.

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This yellow crowned night heron tolerated me quiet a bit as I kept on disturbing him as he hunted for his supper.

BBSPTrip1 279FThis guy was not so accomodating.

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A sunset at 40-Acre Lake.

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9 Responses to “Brazos Bend State Park”

  1. […] Re: Brazos Bend State Park Here are a few more pictures from our trip to Brazos Bend. […]

  2. Great photographs, really enjoyed this post.

  3. I like your pics. The croc is cool!

  4. […] opportunities for bird and wildlife photography. Here are a few pics from a couple of months back.…nd-state-park/ Give me a shout if you decide to come down here. There are a few other members from NASH who go out […]

  5. Natalie Holmes Says:

    I am writing to request permission to use your image of sagittaria platyphylla please. I am printing a community newsletter and want to advise the community to be on the lookout for it. Please email me if this is okay.

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