‘Tis the Season for Hunting Seashells

November 21, 2023 | By Amanda Ogle

A Firefly Expert Illuminates the Insect’s Upcoming Season

May 26, 2023 | By Asher Elbein

Bird Blinds Offer State Park Visitors and Migratory Birds a Tranquil Escape

May 2, 2023 | By Melissa Gaskill

What the Heck Is Cattalo?

March 28, 2023 | By Mary Beth Gahan

The Primordial Paddlefish Is Being Reintroduced to Texas Lakes

June 30, 2022 | By Asher Elbein

The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center Helps Birds of Prey Find Their Way

January 27, 2022 | By Dina Gachman

Find Elusive Nilgai Roaming at King Ranch in South Texas

September 24, 2020 | By Asher Elbein

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

July 10, 2020 | By Pam LeBlanc

Go on Safari to see the Wild Animals of Texas

February 27, 2020 | By E. Dan Klepper

Ullberg’s Oversized Wildlife Sculptures Wow at Retrospective Exhibit in Corpus Christi

May 13, 2019 | By Jesse Sublett III

Size matters—not only in the jungle but in the civilized world and the medium of wildlife sculpture—a truth amply manifested by sculptor Kent Ullberg’s new exhibition at the Art Museum of South Texas in Corpus Christi.

Watch Out for Tiny ‘Fairy Shrimp’ on Your Next Hike Up Enchanted Rock

March 1, 2019 | By Heide Brandes

Shallow pools that form after rains on the massive granite dome north of Fredericksburg are among the few places where fairy shrimp are found in Texas. Growing about a centimeter long, the translucent freshwater crustaceans exist on the constant edge of survival, laying eggs that endure the dry season only to hatch when the pools refill with rainwater.

Photo: A Male Cardinal Adds a Splash of Color to a Cold Day

November 28, 2018 | By

Scarlet possumhaw berries and the bright plumage of the male northern cardinal add a splash of warmth to an otherwise cold winter day. While possumhaw is found in Central and East Texas—sprouting berries in fall and winter­—northern cardinals can be spotted year-round through most of Texas. Like this iconic winter bird, other songbirds, gamebirds, opossums, and raccoons all dine on the possumhaw’s conspicuous berries.

Wildlife Watch at Big Bend Ranch State Park

September 20, 2017 | By Amanda Ogle

With cooler temps, crisp air and beautiful colors, autumn is a great time to visit Big Bend Ranch State Park. It’s also a great time to watch for wildlife. More than 48 mammal species and more than 300 bird species have been spotted in the park. While some species migrate to the park during the autumn season, others are there year-round. Here, Park Superintendent Nathanael Gold gives us some insider tips on what to watch for in the park, along with some safety tips in case you run into a slightly feistier species.

A New Dawn in the Davis Mountains

April 13, 2014 | By E. Dan Klepper

Dawn has just broken above the new Davis Mountains State Park wildlife-viewing station, an L-shaped timber and stucco structure with peek-a-boo portals overlooking a water feature, and birds are everywhere.

Wild Wild Life

December 31, 2009 | By John and Gloria Tveten

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