Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine - July 2012 Issue

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July 2012 - Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine

Learn about the revival efforts underway to restore the dwindling bobwhite population. Take a flight with our fuzzy friends to learn the importance of bumblebees and how you can help sustain their existence. Read about Carter Smith’s exciting adventure going down the Pedernales River and how getting out on the water can be both fun and educational. Celebrate the removal of vandalism from pictographs at Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site using specialized laser technology.  

Feature Articles

Quail Quandary

Will habitat disappear before we figure out how to save bobwhites?

By: Steve Lightfoot

It was as iconic as bluebonnets or the Alamo, yet as common as pickup trucks and cedar. Time was you could hear the sound every spring, practically anywhere in Texas, and you’d know right away what it was.

“Bob-white … ah, bob-white.” Arguably, a melody purer than any even Bob Wills could create. Then over time, like some old country song, the sound faded until you heard it only in special places. Read more.
Illustration of bobwhite quail

Wild in the Suburbs

Living harmoniously with animals in the city.

By: Rusty Middleton and Richard Heilbrun

When animals inhabit suburbia, sometimes there’s unrest in the neighborhood. Some folks will say, “The animals were here first!” Others, “Not in my backyard!” Sometimes opinions change depending on the species, not to mention the quantity.

Whether our neighbors are raccoons, opossums, coyotes, alligators, birds or deer, passionate opinions can erupt in peaceful communities. This is especially the case with white-tailed deer. Read more.
Image of nine-banded armadillo

The Secret Life of Bumblebees

Large and adorably fuzzy, these important pollinators help produce a bounty of Texas foods.

By: Michael Warriner

Everyone knows the buzz that bees have been associated with human cultures for thousands of years. When we think of bees, we usually think of honeybees and their geometric hives full of honey. What many may not know is that honeybees are a relatively recent introduction to North America. Read more.
Image of common eastern bumblebee

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