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Dig for Seashell Treasures on Padre Island

May 28, 2024 | By

Editor’s Note: Down in the Dunes

May 28, 2024 | By

While reporting this month’s cover story on seashells, editor-at-large Christopher Collins discovered the extent of Padre Island National Seashore’s wildness.

The Edge of the World in Texas

December 10, 2021 | By Katie Gutierrez

The sun rises on a cloudless day in mid-October. On North Padre Island, a barrier island near Corpus Christi, my husband, Adrian, and I pack our striped beach bag with bright plastic buckets and trowels, fruit pouches and bottles of water.

Catch a Rare Chance to Watch the Release of Sea Turtle Hatchlings at Padre Island Next Week

July 30, 2021 | By Melissa Gaskill

The last chances of the year to watch sea turtle hatchling releases at Padre Island National Seashore are coming up this Wednesday and Thursday, Aug.

In the Absence of Crowds, Wild Animals Wander Into Normally Human-Heavy Territory at Parks

July 10, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

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

May 18, 2020 | By Amanda Ogle

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.

Endangered Turtle Hatchlings Draw Crowds Along the Texas coast

June 12, 2019 | By Anna-Kay Reeves

PINS has a list of nest locations and projected hatch-dates— the next predicted hatch date for 2019 is June 12-16, with dates continuing through mid-July. However, hatchlings are unpredictable and emerge when they’re ready, according to the park.

Big Bend and Other National Parks Feel the Pinch as Federal Shutdown Persists

January 16, 2019 | By Pam LeBlanc  

The government shutdown is limiting operations at Big Bend National Park and other Texas national parks, while some National Park Service properties in are closed because of the shutdown.

Texas Highways Top 5 Most-Read Stories of 2017

December 27, 2017 | By

As 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the 5 most-read stories of the year.

Texas’ Natural Wonders: Padre Island National Seashore

August 7, 2017 | By

Padre Island National Seashore
“Aromatic, salty air blew in off the water. Pelican formations cruised the shoreline.

Sightseer: The Other Padre Island

February 23, 2017 | By

Out to Sea

July 1, 2015 | By

I’m a NatGeo junkie, and I love seeing the magic of nature – pecking order in the primate world, hunting strategies in the wild, the courting calls and dances.

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

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