Texas Hill Country: 4 Hidden Gems

The Texas Hill Country begins a little way west of I-35 between San Antonio and Austin, and from there extends a large area of rolling hills and valleys with limestone canyons, clear-water rivers, and a few scattered small towns. The Texas Hill Country is arguably the most beautiful region of Texas. Its green hills and rolling rivers are a stark contrast […]

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Rio Grande Valley: Birds, Birds & More Birds

Located at the southern tip of Texas, the Rio Grande Valley offers the ultimate birder’s paradise. The lower Rio Grande Valley — the ancient delta of the river from Falcon Lake to the Gulf of Mexico — contains resacas or oxbow lakes, Tamaulipan thorn woodlands, marshes, wetlands, and forest. Thanks to these diverse habitats and the Valley’s […]

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Life by the Bay: Goose Island State Park

Lapping water and Gulf breezes: We must be on the coast! Bounded by the waters of the St. Charles, Copano, and Aransas bays, 314-acre Goose Island State Park is a coastal delight. Visitors to the Island engage in a variety of activities, including camping, birding, fishing, boating, water sports, picnicking, hiking, photography, geocaching, and wildlife observation. […]

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