About the Property
Primitive Instincts Youth Nature Program is located in the beautiful Hill Country in Wimberley, Texas. The landscape ranges from savanna to woodlands, reaching down to an ephemeral creek. The stars glitter beautifully on clear nights. In fact, Wimberley is recognized as an International Dark Sky Community by the International Dark Sky Association. The perimeter trail is approximately 3/4 of a mile long. The land has a variety of terrain and countless enchanting areas. From season to season, the land offers something new. The 11.5 acre property is tucked away, so there is privacy and it can feel secluded. The biodiversity in the landscape is remarkable, allowing us to find new discoveries every time we stop to look around us. The amount of the flora and fauna are impressive. There is a comfortable research station on the property that is filled with books, field guides, and tools to utilize during programs. As well, we have a saltwater pool to refresh ourselves when the weather gets too hot.
Our community of students and families will learn about conservation and land stewardship, in hopes they will gain a sense of ownership and respect for the land. As Aldo Leopold states, “When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect”.
We continue to evolve as time goes. We have planted many edible, herbal, and medicinal plants over the years. There are bees on the corner of the land, which can be amazing to witness. Recreational opportunities such as a basketball net, a swing, and climbing holds on trees have also been added. We will also add amenities as the progression of the program continues. The current plans in the works include an archery range and a water play feature.
Photos of the Land
All of these pictures have been taken on the property of Primitive Instincts Youth Nature Program.