The Heard's sanctuary provides
new and different experiences every day of the year. As you walk the nature
trails you encounter numerous sights, sounds, colors, textures and patterns.
You may also encounter many species of birds, insects and animals that have
found refuge in the sanctuary, an oasis within the rapidly developing Collin
The mission of the Heard Wildlife
Sanctuary is threefold:
- Provide the best possible habitat for native and endemic wildlife species
- Train future land stewards and naturalists through habitat restoration
and wildlife management
- Preserve functional examples of pre-settlement Collin County ecosystems.
In part, the sanctuary exists to restore human connection to the land.
Heard nature trails are not currently wheelchair
accessible. The trails are only accessible to running strollers. The Heard is
currently working on plans to make some of our trails accessible to our guests
in wheelchairs and regular strollers. Our indoor exhibits, however, are
wheelchair and stroller accessible. Call 972.562.5566 for details.
Please note that all hunting and fishing is
prohibited on Heard private property.
Cameras and staff monitor activity during both daytime
and nighttime hours. Vehicles and
trespassers are subject to video and photo identification, and trespassers will
be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law
Header image by Lauren Wensel Neyra