Corpus Christi, Texas: Rusty, 30-Foot-Tall Metal Heron

Built out of scrap metal in 2015 by Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay. Artsy, but still big.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Address:
N. Oso Pkwy, Corpus Christi, TX
Directions:
Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve. Hwy 358/S. Padre Island Drive exit onto Hwy 357/Rodd Field Rd. Drive south about two miles. Turn left at the stoplight onto Wooldridge Rd. Drive until it ends. You'll see Rusty ahead on the left.
Admission:
Free
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Heron at the Oso Bay Nature Preserve and Learning Center.

Rusty, 30-Foot-Tall Metal Heron

The heron stands at the entrance to the Heron the Oso Bay Nature Preserve and Learning Center.

[Luv2RV, 06/23/2020]

Big heron.

Oso Bay Heron

There is a huge metal sculpture of a heron eating a fish, right by a developing neighborhood. It's part of a city park that has nature trails, a playground, and an interpretive center (when it's open). The kids thought it was awesome.

[Katie H., 09/09/2016]

Named "Rusty," the heron was built out of scrap metal in 2015 by Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay. It's 30 feet tall, 30 feet long, and weighs two tons.


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