Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus)

Origin: Southwestern United States and Mexico

Sighted at: Bastrop State Park, Bastrop, TX

I visited Bastrop State Park for the first time this weekend, and saw a number of terrific animals! I participated in a guided hike and learned more about the tremendous fire that devastated the park back in 2011. Although much of the park still bears its scars, there are green trees and blooming flowers everywhere.

I’ve always wanted to see a wild roadrunner, owing to the cartoons of yester year. This was one of the first wild ones I’ve ever seen after five years in Texas!