Nature + Outdoors

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 »

Texans’ Love of the Outdoors Has Blossomed During the Pandemic

Texans’ Love of the Outdoors Has Blossomed During the Pandemic

The pale light of a summer morning crept in between canopies of sweetgum ... Read More »

A Naturalist Finds Serenity on a Mini-Tour of Texas’ Famous Oak Trees

A Naturalist Finds Serenity on a Mini-Tour of Texas’ Famous Oak Trees

An Ancient Voice A naturalist looks to Texas’ mighty oaks for serenity By ... Read More »

Big Bend is Ground Zero for a Thriving Black Market for Native Plants

Big Bend is Ground Zero for a Thriving Black Market for Native Plants

Retired Big Bend National Park biologist Raymond Skiles spent a lot of ... Read More »

Find Elusive Nilgai Roaming at King Ranch in South Texas

Find Elusive Nilgai Roaming at King Ranch in South Texas

The antelope appear along State Highway 77 in the purple morning, drifting ... Read More »

More Parks Receive Grants for Improvement Projects from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

More Parks Receive Grants for Improvement Projects from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Since 1996, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission has awarded both small and urban communities with matching grants for park projects. Read More »

Matagorda Bay Beckons Families to Its Secluded Natural Playground

Matagorda Bay Beckons Families to Its Secluded Natural Playground

The kids were darting in and out of the surf at Matagorda Beach, ... Read More »

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