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Fireflies Set Independence Creek Preserve Aglow

Fireflies Set Independence Creek Preserve Aglow

Photographer Kenny Braun was focused on shooting a different scene at The Nature Conservancy’s Independence Creek ... Read More »

Exploring the Sky Islands of the Trans-Pecos

Exploring the Sky Islands of the Trans-Pecos

I’m maybe 10 miles from Baldy Peak in the Davis Mountains of far West Texas, looking down at an undulating fog ... Read More »

Meet Spike, the Toughest Tortoise in Texas

Meet Spike, the Toughest Tortoise in Texas

Spike had been in trouble before, but this time it was serious. It was December 2013, and he was scuttling down ... Read More »

The Daytripper Gets Rejuvenated in Mineral Wells

The Daytripper Gets Rejuvenated in Mineral Wells

The year 1880 was a momentous one for the town of Mineral Wells. It had been settled only three years prior, ... Read More »

Recovering Lost Memories at Brazos Bend State Park

Recovering Lost Memories at Brazos Bend State Park

When I was 11 years old, my parents put our family home in the suburbs of Houston on the market. They received an ... Read More »

Frozen in Time at the Great Trinity Forest

Frozen in Time at the Great Trinity Forest

While most Texans stay inside when icy conditions hit, Sean Fitzgerald ventures outside to find something ... Read More »

Get Lost in the Pine Forest of Bastrop and Buescher State Parks

Get Lost in the Pine Forest of Bastrop and Buescher State Parks

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic ... Read More »

Trail Blazing in Wild Texas

Trail Blazing in Wild Texas

Trail Mix Human-made paths offer access to the outdoors—through the woods, on the water, and even underground By ... Read More »

Flock to Brazos State Park for Birdwatching this Fall

Flock to Brazos State Park for Birdwatching this Fall

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic ... Read More »

Where the Wild Things Are at Pecan Springs Karst Preserve

Where the Wild Things Are at Pecan Springs Karst Preserve

“To the bat cave!” Rachael Lindsey says with a grin. We’re standing at the base of a giant cottonwood near a ... Read More »

Spend the Last Days of Summer at Sea Rim State Park

Spend the Last Days of Summer at Sea Rim State Park

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic ... Read More »

A First-Timers Guide to Big Bend National Park in West Texas

A First-Timers Guide to Big Bend National Park in West Texas

Texans love the prickly wilds of Big Bend National Park, where a sky island of mountains rises from a vast ... Read More »

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