Nature + Outdoors

Where Did All of Texas’ Wild Mustangs Go?

Where Did All of Texas’ Wild Mustangs Go?

Horsepower Wild mustangs helped shape the state’s cowboy culture By Asher ... Read More »

“Dirtbagging” the Public Lands of Texas

“Dirtbagging” the Public Lands of Texas

There are roughly 800,000 acres of federal land in Texas, available for ... Read More »

Meet the Vinegaroon, Big Bend National Park’s Elusive, Vinegar-Spewing ‘Wild Scorpion’

Meet the Vinegaroon, Big Bend National Park’s Elusive, Vinegar-Spewing ‘Wild Scorpion’

Sometimes, when the summer rains sweep the deserts of West Texas, ... Read More »

Take a Dip at Soon-to-Reopen Balmorhea Pool in West Texas

Take a Dip at Soon-to-Reopen Balmorhea Pool in West Texas

I remember the first time, and the second time, and close to the 100th ... Read More »

East Texas’ Swampy Wetlands Wouldn’t Exist Without Beavers

East Texas’ Swampy Wetlands Wouldn’t Exist Without Beavers

Nature’s Architects Beavers are the unsung heroes of Texas’ wetlands By ... Read More »

Behold the Bounty of the Blanco

Behold the Bounty of the Blanco

Rivers in Texas run the gamut from bucolic babbling brooks to churning ... Read More »

Farley Boat Works, a historic link to Port Aransas’ tarpon fishing heyday, is expanding into a maritime museum
Resacas are the Natural Wonders of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

Resacas are the Natural Wonders of Texas’ Rio Grande Valley

With their glinting waters and meandering channels, resacas are a ... Read More »

This Intracoastal Waterway Connects Texas to Florida

This Intracoastal Waterway Connects Texas to Florida

Gateway to the Gulf The Intracoastal Waterway connects Texas to Florida ... Read More »

Galveston’s Resilient Spirit Sparks Another Renaissance

Galveston’s Resilient Spirit Sparks Another Renaissance

Restoring Galveston, new restaurants and shops lure tourists to the island once again Read More »

Forest Bathing Doesn’t Require Soap or a Towel, Just an Open Mind

Forest Bathing Doesn’t Require Soap or a Towel, Just an Open Mind

“So, forest bathing?” my husband inquires dubiously on a sublime fall day ... Read More »

Local Groups Work to Reconnect the Black Community to the Joy of the Outdoors

Local Groups Work to Reconnect the Black Community to the Joy of the Outdoors

The Violet Crown Trail weavesthrough 13 miles of Austin’s landscape, ... Read More »

The Healing Power of Wildflowers

The Healing Power of Wildflowers

Sixteen years ago this month, I took one of the most beautiful road trips ... Read More »

No Whooping Crane Festival This Year? No Big Whoop.

No Whooping Crane Festival This Year? No Big Whoop.

On a cold December morning, I walked up a 40-foot observation tower at ... Read More »

Jester King Brewery Adds a 2-Mile Trail to its 165-Acre Property

Jester King Brewery Adds a 2-Mile Trail to its 165-Acre Property

Even before the trail officially debuted last weekend, Jester King was a fun place to socialize while spreading out. But the new addition tap into something else Texans have been craving since March—a connection with nature. Read More »

The Legend of the Guadalupe Bass, the State Fish of Texas

The Legend of the Guadalupe Bass, the State Fish of Texas

In 1849, pioneering French botanist Auguste Trécul followed the Guadalupe ... Read More »

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