Texas Wildlife

Posted in North America | November 16, 2010 | Comment Now

Texas is known to be a state that is comprised of a number of diverse natural resources. Luckily, it is said that Texas is also said to be an extremely strong state of park systems. It is known to have a high number of federal lands as well. Whether you prefer woods, sandy beaches or mountains, you will have your pick of National Wildlife Refuges from which you could view nature.

Big Thicket National Preserve:

Big Thicket National Preserve is an apt playground for a visitor to view the beautiful and diverse Texas wildlife. This National Preserve is known to cover almost 100,000 acres and was the first of its types in the United States of America. This NP is home to a diverse group of animals and plants which would play host to a lot of nature enthusiasts annually.

Padre Island National Seashore:

Padre Island National Seashore is known to stretch from Corpus Christi South to the Port Mansfield Cut. This stretch provides you with one of the most remote seashores you will ever find in the world. It goes without saying that this stretch is also home to some exotic varieties of Texas wildlife in the form of marine life.

Big Bend National Park:

The Big Bend National Park now holds the status of being an International Biosphere Reserve. It is said to offer a variety of recreational activities that can be done outdoors, but kept within a primitive setting. Mountain biking, hiking, boating, camping, nature watching and fishing – you name it and you can have it. All of this can be done at Big Bend.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge:

This wildlife refuge is famous around the world as being home to the whooping cranes. These birds spend their winter days here at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge; which is also home to a lot of other bird species (amounting to 390 species, as per reports of the officials there). You’d also be able to witness Texas wildlife in all its beauty in the form of bobcats, deer, alligators, javelinas and more.

Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge:

The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is said to be located deep inside the Southern part of Texas. This refuge gives visitors a chance to have an opportunity to view a lot of bird and animal life which may not really be found elsewhere in the United States. The location of this wildlife refuge along the border of Texas; and the unique climate that it provides the region with is said to be enticing to both, wildlife and its lovers. LANWR is said to be an apt place to witness migration in full swing, as bird lovers flock here to watch the birds do what they do best. Throughout the year, you’ll see bird lovers trying to find the endangered ocelot here.

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