See why a picture is worth a thousand words in nature, especially in the hands of Texas’ great outdoor photographers. Fish hatcheries, game wardens, wildlife, and fire-devastated parks have a friend in the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Carter Smith takes note of TPWD’s indispensable volunteer army at work in parks, citizen science and classrooms. Read about a weekend potpourri of outdoor and natural adventure – in Fort Worth! Who knows how the Devils (no apostrophe) River got its name? Read up on the decline of Kemp's ridleys and urban bobcats' thriving status. Then it’s on to agarita, Kickapoo Cavern, teens with cameras and a news flash on how to tie your hiking boots.
Photographers share their love of Texas’ natural wonders.
By Louie Bond
How many times do you hike a trail or drive the back roads of Texas and come upon a sight that you long to capture and keep, only to realize you’ve left your camera elsewhere? It can be the instant just before a wild animal senses your presence and flees or when the lighting is unique, reflecting off the water or painting the mountains. Read more.
Foundation helps TPWD build hatcheries, train game wardens and conserve game.
By Tom Harvey
Dawn broke with a light mist falling on the South Llano River near Junction. It was May 9, 2013, and the hot days were already telling of oncoming summer. The cooling rain was a welcome respite for a little flotilla of kayakers putting in to the spring-fed stream.
Leading the group was Tim Birdsong, a Texas Parks and Wildlife Department rivers expert who’s pioneering a new watershed-scale approach to conservation. Read more.
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