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The Frio is Chilly but That’s the Point

The Frio is Chilly but That’s the Point

Dip a toe in the blue-green swirls of the Frio River and brace for the ... Read More »

COVID-19 Makes it Harder to Track Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles on Padre Island

COVID-19 Makes it Harder to Track Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtles on Padre Island

Every day, from April through mid-July, the Division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery at the Padre Island National Seashore combs 80 miles of Padre Island’s beaches in search of Kemp’s ridley sea turtles–the most critically endangered sea turtle in the world­–coming ashore. It’s nesting season, but things are a bit unusual this year due to COVID-19. Read More »

Take in the Beauty of the Night Sky at the The Texas Star Party

Take in the Beauty of the Night Sky at the The Texas Star Party

Step out at night in far West Texas and you can see countless stars ... Read More »

Spelunk Into the Depths of Texas and Discover Hot Spots for Biodiversity
No Guts, No Glory For Paddlers Who Take on the Texas Water Safari

No Guts, No Glory For Paddlers Who Take on the Texas Water Safari

I rolled my eyes when my friend suggested I enter the Texas Water ... Read More »

A Journey Down River Road Offers Big Bend Scenery and Plenty of Room to Think

A Journey Down River Road Offers Big Bend Scenery and Plenty of Room to Think

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Sightseers have been marveling at Big Bend’s signature canyon for more than 100 years

Sightseers have been marveling at Big Bend’s signature canyon for more than 100 years

When daily life gets too crazy, Texans often head to the Big Bend to ... Read More »

Why the Bolivar Peninsula is One of the Best Birding Spots in the World
An Indoor Enthusiast Breaks Out of Her Comfort Zone at Hueco Tanks State Park

An Indoor Enthusiast Breaks Out of Her Comfort Zone at Hueco Tanks State Park

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A Beginner’s Guide to Birding in Texas

A Beginner’s Guide to Birding in Texas

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Go on Safari to see the Wild Animals of Texas

Go on Safari to see the Wild Animals of Texas

A number of years ago I worked as a park ranger at several places in ... Read More »

The Wild Snakes of Texas

The Wild Snakes of Texas

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Let It Flow: The Return of Comanche Springs

Let It Flow: The Return of Comanche Springs

The return of Comanche Springs in Fort Stockton, the "Spring City of Texas," is prompting conservationists to incentivize landowners to curb their irrigation practices in hopes of restoring the springs to a year-round flow. Read More »

Embrace a New Year Full of Adventure

Embrace a New Year Full of Adventure

We’re at the front end of 366 days of possibilities—a brand new (leap) ... Read More »

See Bald Eagles This Winter at the Hill Country’s Canyon of the Eagles

See Bald Eagles This Winter at the Hill Country’s Canyon of the Eagles

The annual pilgrimage became so popular that a resort called Canyon of the Eagles was built around the experience. This month, the eco-lodge—located 60 miles northwest of Austin, and about 19 miles from Burnet—celebrates its 20th anniversary. Read More »

How Communities are Joining the Fight to Keep Texas’ Night Skies Big and Bright

How Communities are Joining the Fight to Keep Texas’ Night Skies Big and Bright

The Stars at Night As Texas grows, communities work to curb the light ... Read More »

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