The Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge is located approximately 40 miles southwest of Katy, Texas. Between my two horse shows at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center, I took a half day to check it out.
The refuge includes a visitor center with a variety of stuffed birds and a movie about the Attwater prairie chickens, a 4-mile auto loop and two short trails, 1.2 miles and 0.8 miles.
I visited with my priority being to walk Annie but was disappointed to find that the lek, where the prairie chickens boom, is off limits to the public! What a bummer since the booming season (or courtship ritual) was just beginning. It lasts from February to April.EXPLORE MORE!