The towering cypress trees along Cibolo Creek create a canopy of life overhead. Birds flit about, squirrels race from limb to limb, and raccoons, opossums and ringtail cats sleep peacefully through the day in tree hollows. A walk along the lush bank will allow you to discover mustang grape, roughleaf dogwood, spicebush and the threatened sycamore-leaf snowbell. Peer into the clear water to see turtles, bass, perch and catfish. Cibolo Creek is a critical habitat for wildlife and an important source of recharge for the Edwards Aquifer. The creek is tested regularly for water quality and is part of the Texas Watch stream monitoring program.