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Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

Top 10 National Wildlife Refuges Scenic Drives

October 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

To really explore a national wildlife refuge, of course, you’ll want to get out of your vehicle. But when time is limited or you want to get the lay of the land before you set out on a trail, a scenic drive should be considered. For all us ‘let’s-check-it-out-first’ types, here’s a sampling of some […]

Magic along the Rio Grande

Magic along the Rio Grande

February 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Few can dispute the importance of nature tourism in Texas, especially within the Rio Grande Valley. According to a study conducted by Mathis and Matisoff (2004), Texas is the number one birdwatching state/province in North America, and The Valley is considered the number two birding destination in North America. Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico […]

Birding Hotspot: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

Birding Hotspot: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge

October 28, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

As the sun reddens the sky, thousands of snow geese scattered on a big pond begin to waken and disrupt the quiet air with loud honks. Visitors perched on embankments, observation decks, or inside parked vehicles see and hear the communication that eventually gets the flock into the air and headed north to fields where […]

Prepare for Solitude: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, AZ

Prepare for Solitude: Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, AZ

January 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Want to take advantage of your SUV or high-clearance two-wheel-drive vehicle? Then Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is the place for you! Boundless desert surrounds you in Cabeza Prieta, the third largest national wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states. Here, seven rugged mountain ranges cast shadows over barren valleys once swept by lava. Saguaros […]

Snowbird destinations: Texas

Snowbird destinations: Texas

November 6, 2010 by · 2 Comments 

Texas Spoken Friendly As the temperature dips and the colder months loom, sun-loving snowbirds are getting ready to head to warmer locales. Most snowbirds congregate in one of two areas: Coastal Bend—the Rockport-Fulton-Port Aransas-Corpus Christi corridor; and from South Padre Island and neighbor Port Isabel to the Rio Grande Valley from Brownsville to Mission and […]