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Big Time in the Big Thicket

Sunshine beams down through the limbs of soaring bald cypress trees as though the light has been filtered by the…

National Park Perks

Every corner of the state—from the Big Bend to the Big Thicket, and Padre Island to the Panhandle’s Lake Meredith—is…

My Favorite Hikes

In February, Globe Pequot Press will release the 3rd edition of Texas writer/photographer Laurence Parent’s popular book Hiking Big Bend,…

Speaking of Texas: East Texas Original, Howard Peacock

In April, Texas lost two stalwarts of environmentalism, Geraldine Watson and Howard Peacock. Count them among conservationists of the 1960s…

Into the Big Thicket

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

Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

Talk about bonehead questions! Here's one from my overflowing bag. I popped it to two classy ladies, causing them to…

Essentials: Notes from a Journal: My Big Thicket

The Big Thicket is a region of southeast Texas often called "America's Ark" for its phenomenal diversity of plant species.…

Canoeing the Big Thicket

In the early afternoon of a hot autumn day, I launch my canoe on the Big Thicket Corridor of the…

Preserving the Mystery: The Big Thicket

In the deep, dark woods of East Texas resides a magical, almost spiritual place. It has been known by many…
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