Patsy Glenn of Wimberley was the prime force behind creation of this birding/nature sanctuary. With great vision and gentle persistence, she worked to create a wonderful Nature Refuge and Bird Sanctuary in the heart of Wimberley.
Patsy was tireless in establishing this refuge. Through her efforts, an un-used portion of land next to the proposed community center was turned over to the Wimberley Birding Society for development as a bird sanctuary. In October, 2001, she enlisted over 60 volunteers to clear the land, create the nature trails, wildflower areas and feeders to attract birds. She guided numerous improvements since that time, including a chimney swift tower, viewing platform, rainwater collection system and butterfly garden.
The Patsy Glenn Refuge encourages and protects birds and all wildlife. It has also served to inform and educate visitors, including area school children, and to improve the Cypress Creek watershed.
Patsy Glenn was that rare individual who took a dream, and with extensive communication and sensitivity, inspired others to join her to preserve a delightful environment where birds, flowers, fauna and people flourish. A former co-president of the Wimberley Birding Society, in 2002, Patsy was the first winner of the Golden Eagle Award, an annual award presented by WBS to the person who does the most for birds and birding in Hays County.