Wildlife Management Area

 

Ernie & Becky Burkett

Ernie & Becky Burkett

Shannon’s Farms™ is a working family farm focusing on organic gardening and farming activities and wildlife and wildscape enrichment. We are a Texas Parks and Wildlife Certified Wildlife Management Area and a National Wildlife Foundation Certified Wildlife Habitat. Our goal in this area is to preserve and enhance native wildlife populations and habitat. This website is intended to provide information and a dialog to interested, like-minded individuals who are interested in organic growing methods of vegetables, fruit and nut trees, and wildflowers.
We believe that organic farming practices provide families better pure food value and, with less exposure to the toxins found in pesticides and herbicides, better quality fruits, vegetables and pecans. Our chickens are free-ranged, organically fed hens that do not ingest pesticides from the bugs found in the grasses and trees they roam through making their eggs more rich and healthful because there are no pesticides of any description on Shannon’s Farms™.

Wildlife Management Area2Our wildlife and wildflower management area designation is a very important part of our vision for Shannon’s Farms™. We believe that enriching the wildlife and wildflower habitats effectively and naturally makes for a beautiful experience for viewers of our seasonal wildflowers. We have families of coyotes, rabbits, roadrunners, and numerous insects that live year-round in our protected 10 acre area. The occasional bobcat and mountain lion finds its way through our woods to find water in our small pond and/or two man-made recirculating small reflecting pools with a 4-5 foot waterfall that runs 24/7. Our trees are filled with many varieties of native birds, in transit at times, virtually year-round, but also traveling groups of hummingbirds, ducks, cranes of various sizes, mockingbirds and many other species of birds.

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