Indian Spring Wildlife Area
Indian Spring (4 Miles SE of Moulton)(Lavaca County)
The original Homestead was built in the late 1800’s. At this time, the land was a prairie. The site was settled because of the all-weather Spring near the
top of the hill. It is thought the nickname “Indian Spring” came from the Indians knowing water was available here no matter how severe a drought was occurring.
The Spring also supplied a water source for the wildlife as it trickled down the hill. The water from the Spring continues to provide year-around water for wildlife.
A bird and small animal water fountain is feed by the Spring before it flows into the pond shown above.
Native Pecan and Bodark trees (Osage Orange) were abundant in the Dry Creek area. Indians prized the Bodark wood for bows and settlers used it for fence posts.
Restoring a representative number of both trees is planned.
The most difficult task will be to restore the prairie grasses which have been destroyed with over grazing, invasive weeds and thorny brush.
The land has eroded making it difficult to reseed without building up the soil. Droughts are a major obstacle to sustaining new grass growth.
Deer have now settled in the Lavaca River bottom and white-wing doves are very common. Wildlife diversity including all types of birds is being encouraged through
improved habitat. Changes underway in the Wildlife Area should allow native grasses, flowering plants, and vines to restablish. While the vegetation is being reestablished,
supplemental feed will be available for the deer and birds.
This property has a hill which provides a sensational view to the West with the City of Moulton in the distance. An enclosed "Wildlife Viewing and Photography Stand"
is planned for the property. The Photography opportunities of weather systems approaching, sunsets, roving wildlife, migrating birds and night skies will be worth the expense.
Indian Spring Pictures:
Installations: (Feed, Water, & Structures)
Animals: (Mammals, Fish, & Others)
Vegetation: (Grasses, Flowers, Cactus & Trees)
Sunsets, Weather Changes, & Night Skies
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