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Nature by Day … or Night

The sun is low and the gate guarded as we arrive at the south shore of Lewisville Lake, some 30…

Return to the Guadalupes

I got to know the Guadalupe Mountains as a child in the 1970s, when my dad was a park ranger…

Silver Wings

Sara Beesley, director of the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center in San Antonio, thought she might have fallen prey to some…

A Desert Diverse

Resting in the shade next to a pool of clear water, I could almost forget that miles and miles of…

Texas Paddling Trails

Ready to hit the water? The Texas Paddling Trails program has you covered, with currently more than 60 designated inland…

Horse Sense

Old Gonzo doesn’t want to trot. At first we thought it was because he didn’t like walking behind Chili Bean,…

Trail Mix in San Marcos

For its size, what small town boasts the most walking paths anywhere in the state, but doesn’t show up in…

Birds and the Trees

To see south Texas in its natural state and how the Rio Grande Valley looked before it was cut into…

A Fall Color Discussion

In the November issue, writer Melissa Gaskill takes readers to Lost Maples State Natural Area, a state park in Vanderpool…

Web Extra: Natural Attractions of Uvalde Area

Outdoor tourism opportunities abound in Uvalde County, where the rivers, hills, and canyons of the Texas Hill Country merge with…

Northeast Explorer

After running across a brief story on a new rail-trail in northeast Texas, I had to investigate. The 130-mile trail—open…

Chasing Waterfalls

When it comes to H20, in my opinion there is nothing as magical or evocative as a waterfall. The sight…
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