The Lubbock area may not be immediately thought of as rich in natural beauty, but if you know where to look, you know that is patently false.

Lubbock is located on a vast mesa- one of the biggest in North America. This means our unique environment supports all kinds of beautiful, interesting, and unique plants and animals. My parents, who live in far north Lubbock, see explosions of wildflowers every spring. I've also seen several animals out there- from turkeys to foxes, roadrunners to jackrabbits.

Those of us who grew up here understand that Lubbock is what you make of it- and you get exactly what you put into it.

So if you're willing to do a little exploring, and to keep your eyes open, you'll find plenty of natural beauty on our majestic prairie land. And if you're lucky, you may even spot one of these rare, endangered, or threatened animals that live or visit this area.

Endangered Animals That You Could Spot In Lubbock

If you are very lucky, you may one day see one (or a few!) of these rare, threatened, or endangered animals in Lubbock County.

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9 Beautiful Lubbock Parks To Stroll Through and Burn Off Pesky Holiday Calories

These are some really great places to burn calories and enjoy nature in Lubbock.

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Take A Look Inside The Most Expensive House For Sale In Lubbock

This 4 bedroom, 5 bath home located in South Fork Ranch is one you have to see. The home is amazing inside and out. The home is located at 16606 County Road 1920 in Lubbock, TX. For more information contact Stuart Bartley at 806-543-6877 or Lindsey Bartley at 806-543-6878. Both are with Taylor Reid Realty.

Gallery Credit: Chad Hasty



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