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Floating the Upper Brazos

So it was that we set out, smack-dab in the middle of the best month to say a seasonal goodbye…

Weekender: West Texas Eclipse

For sheer grandeur, few sights can beat a West Texas sunset. On May 20, though, the moon will heighten the…

Panther Cave: Rock Art in Danger

In the dramatically scenic canyon of the Lower Pecos River, where ancient limestone cliffs rise steeply above from the water’s…

Wings of Spring

Portraits of Migratory and Resident Birds in the Hill CountryBy E. Dan Klepper  Birding enthusiasts recognize the Texas Hill Country…

Four for Fall: 2011

Many a Texan can wax eloquent about the benefits of our great outdoors. Turns out it isn’t just bragging: Scientific…

Going to Ground: The western Edwards Plateau from underground

You’ll find a trinity of odd and earthly things in the caverns beneath the Texas soil of the western Edwards…

Wild Texans

The deep-blue Texas sky sets off a soaring hawk’s cloud-white belly as it wheels above me. Watching the magnificent bird…

Four for Fall: 2010

I drove into Caprock Canyons State Park for the first time on a crisp fall day. The park straddles a…

Whirring Dervishes: Hummingbirds

Texas is well known for its large concentrations of birds, butterflies, Mexican free-tailed bats, and more, and a lot of…

Dive In!: Balmorhea State Park

I first met the clear, bracing waters of Balmorhea’s swimming pool on a family vacation decades ago. Wading far into…

Dive In!

Under water, light behaves differently; colors sparkle, then fade. Sounds magnify and distort. Liquid cradles a body accustomed to mere…

Dive In!: Flower Gardens Banks National Marine Sanctuary

Roughly 110 miles from Freeport, I plunged six feet down from the M/V Fling, into the Gulf of Mexico to…
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