Armand Bayou Nature Center, the largest urban wilderness preserve in the United States is located just outside Houston, Texas near the NASA Johnson Space Center.
It contains 2500 acres of the natural wetlands forest, prairie and marsh habitats once abundant in the Houston/Galveston area. It is home to over 370 species of birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Armand Bayou Nature Center offers hiking trails, exhibits, field trips, Scout programs, birding, a historic farm and more. They also conduct educational and stewardship programs.