Big Thicket National Preserve

Where to See Bald Eagles in Texas this Fall and Winter

September 21, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

In early August, a staff member at Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park and Resort on Lake Buchanan near Burnet reported the area’s first bald eagle of the season.

Big Time in the Big Thicket

January 26, 2016 | By Dan Oko

Sunshine beams down through the limbs of soaring bald cypress trees as though the light has been filtered by the stained glass of a grand European cathedral.

National Park Perks

January 12, 2016 | By Erin Inks and Julie Stratton

Every corner of the state—from the Big Bend to the Big Thicket, and Padre Island to the Panhandle’s Lake Meredith—is home to spectacular getaways and historic places worthy of national notice.

Into the Big Thicket

October 1, 2009 | By Dan Oko

Deep within the piney forests of East Texas, I watch fireflies dance like tiny warriors with flaming spears.

I ‘Heart’ Beaumont

July 21, 2009 | By Lori Moffatt

When I read that a 252-acre botanical garden in Orange, Texas—Shangri La Botanical Gardens & Nature Center—had recently been honored for its environmentally sound design, I started to plan a trip to southeast Texas to see it myself.

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