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A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

…in the ’90s he volunteered as a “preserves guardian,” a volunteer who helps with habitat upkeep in Austin’s nature preserves….

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

An Ode to the Native Chile Pequin, the ‘Mother of All Peppers’

…hasn’t been treated with acid takes longer to germinate. Here’s how to mimic nature: 1. Take 3/4 of a teaspoon…

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

Ancient Mosasaur Discovery Has Us Wondering Where Texas Ranks for Fossils

Paleontologists unearth mosasaur fossils in July. Photo courtesy Perot Museum of Nature and Science. This spring, an amateur fossil hunter…

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

Inside the Effort for Black Cemeteries to Gain Historical Status

…landowners are aware of the historic nature of the property. To qualify, the cemetery must be at least 50 years…

A Livingston Craftsman Turns Native Longleaf Pine Into Handmade Baskets

A Livingston Craftsman Turns Native Longleaf Pine Into Handmade Baskets

…now utilizes the same techniques. “It’s really important for me to preserve those methods,” says Abbey, who works as the…

A Weekend in McAllen Reveals the Bounty of Rio Grande Valley

A Weekend in McAllen Reveals the Bounty of Rio Grande Valley

…Market is a family-owned farm in McAllen that grows the valley’s signature lemons, limes, tangerines, and grapefruit. During the harvest…

Into the Big Thicket

Into the Big Thicket

…McNeely Lake, just minutes from the visitor center and the preserve’s famed Kirby Nature Trail. Before heading indoors for the…

Madera Canyon Trail

Madera Canyon Trail

…to the Nature Conservancy offices, where we meet Colin Shackelford, Stewardship Director of the Davis Mountains Preserve and our day’s…

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

Friends with the Devils (River, That Is)

…isn’t regularly accessible to the public, the Nature Conservancy periodically offers volunteer opportunities associated with the preserve. River runners are…

Altitude Adjustment: Fort Davis

Altitude Adjustment: Fort Davis

…32,000-acre Davis Mountains Preserve, which is owned by the Nature Conservancy. The 2.4-mile loop navigates meadows and piñon pine-oak-juniper woodlands…

Trail Mix in San Marcos

Trail Mix in San Marcos

…The staccato hum of insects serenaded me as I relaxed in the cradle of nature … until the cry of…

Trips to Bountiful 2010: Upper Coast

Trips to Bountiful 2010: Upper Coast

…heavily wooded preserve occupies a bend of its name-sake creek, a free-flowing stream that offers a flat-water canoe float through…

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

Davis Mountains Scenic Loop

…protected by the Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve.  We took a short walk on the Madera Canyon Trail for a…

Quirky Quarters

Quirky Quarters

…swear I hear horses nickering outside. Nearby: Matagorda Bay Nature Park, Brazos Bend State Park, Wharton Riverfront Park, Colorado River….

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

Suburban Renewal: McKinney

…which is among the largest in Texas. But the well-preserved historic district—one of the largest in Texas—is only part of…

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