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The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

The Healing Power of the Texas Landscape

…by two species long extinct to one only recently arrived. I remember seeing the footprints on that trip years ago…

History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

History and Ghost Stories Abound at Barber’s—Texas’ Oldest Indie Bookstore

…exception. “One of the things I collect are promotional bookmarks from extinct bookstores,” Perkins says. “Guess what? They’re all extinct

Oak Tree Thought to be Extinct Found in Big Bend National Park

Oak Tree Thought to be Extinct Found in Big Bend National Park

…the oak species Quercus tardifolia was commonly known among botanical researchers to be extinct. In fact, it was very well…

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

…the Triassic ecosystems that emerged after apocalyptic Permian extinction, including some of the earliest dinosaurs. Central and West Texas also…

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

Think Texas Is Hot? Here Are 8 Reasons Why It’s Hotter Than You Think

…volcanoes? Pilot Knob, located 8 miles south of Austin, is the eroded core of an extinct volcano that people can…

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

…biologist at Texas Parks and Wildlife. (Its last remaining relative, the Chinese paddlefish, was driven extinct between 2005 and 2010.)…

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

The Wild and Urban Brazos is a River Full of Contradictions

…the river’s course. Waco Mammoth National Monument, Waco: About 15,000 years ago, the Brazos was prime habitat for the extinct

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

…an extinct volcano below an ancient ocean. I read each of the weathered educational displays and hiked farther around a…

Evolving with the Times, Stanton’s In Alvin Celebrates 100 Years

Evolving with the Times, Stanton’s In Alvin Celebrates 100 Years

…offerings. “You have to change with the times; if you don’t, you’ll become extinct,” says Allen. “In the early 2000s,…

Karankawa Descendants are Reclaiming Their Heritage After Being Written Off as Extinct

Karankawa Descendants are Reclaiming Their Heritage After Being Written Off as Extinct

…tribe written off as extinct Here Karankawa descendant Chiara Sunshine Beaumont, of Austin W With cane ornaments piercing their noses…

Monarch Butterflies Are Under Threat—Here Are 6 Ways To Help

Monarch Butterflies Are Under Threat—Here Are 6 Ways To Help

…Texas, is most at risk of extinction “having declined by an estimated 99.9%, from as many as 10 million to…

Bats at Risk

Bats at Risk

…situation,” he adds. “Some of America’s most abundant species could become endangered or even extinct.” To support BCI research and/or…

Attwater’s Prairie-Chickens

Attwater’s Prairie-Chickens

…to west of Corpus Christi, up to a million of these birds, a subspecies of the extinct heath hen, once…

Mammoth Discovery

Mammoth Discovery

…that the bones were from skeletons of Columbian mammoths that grazed the lush Central Texas woodlands before becoming extinct about…

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