Barrow Nature Preserve
Barrow is a beautiful and highly vulnerable 10 acres located in northwest Austin. Secluded in a cul de sac of a neighborhood along a tributary of Bull Creek. The preserve was deeded to the city by the family of Mr. David B. Barrow. A particularly fine and sensitive feature is a permanent spring. In the spring there are displays of columbine flowers and delicate plants found in protected, spring - fed canyons such as Barrow Nature preserve. Other hill country endemics growing are the Edwards’ Anemone and Roemer’s Spurge. A large population of Spicebush once grew in this area until it was disturbed in the construction of a water and waste water line. In order for the habitat to recover access is controlled to only small educational tours.
Barrow is located in Northwest Austin. A small trail winds along the Bull Creek tributary and is not easily negotiable due to fallen trees and wet conditions.