If you have ever night-hunted for flounder on coastal bay flats or in the Laguna Madre, as Paul did in his youth, another hunter - flat needlefish - is a familiar sight, flashing silver near the water's surface.
Learning about native plants in Mary's family meant learning about blooming plants. Mother most enjoyed pansies. After pansies piqued Mary's interest, she turned more to wildflowers.
Is nutsedge a nasty weed or an ancient Egyptian aristocratic delicacy? The answer to the question is both.
I fondly remember the cover story of Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine in July 2002. The photo rendered a stunning, flowing stream with a bold font reading, "The State of Water."
Whether it's a bee, a coyote, a hummingbird, a teenager in a mall or a guy in a hardware store, each hunts, searching for prey. If they know where prey is, each will go there straightaway.
Pop was right - the best Christmas presents last all year. What should your gifts be for your yard/habitat? You can help wildlife by caring for them when the weather's cold and food sources are scarce and also by preparing for their needs for next year.
Rest Texas coastal ponds, prairies and marshes for 14 days, throw in an Arctic cold front and watch the ducks appear. Open the second split of duck season on a full moon and watch ducks sit for most of the morning.
Blake Daniel comes from a flipping family.
A buff-bellied hummingbird (once known as fawn-bellied) visits our feeders daily this winter. One feeder hangs just outside our kitchen window. We're enjoying watching him and learning more about Amazilia yucatanensis (his species).
The piercing shrill of 1,500 birds sounded off as the truck lights shined on their shallow roost. A dozen lifted up and lumbered east, another 10 flew southeast, and the others continued to make lots of noise.
It was a year ago this month that Kevin Schaefer and the rest of his family received the bad news. Kevin's older brother, Keith, was diagnosed with kidney cancer.
Visit Cockrell Butterfly Center in the Houston Museum of Natural Science, and you will be impressed with the diversity of insects they have on display in a man-made butterfly habitat.
Autumn Gamez, 15, poses with a 1-point buck with a 19-inch inside spread she harvested while hunting near Three Rivers with Ashley Pauley Davidson.
We finally got it - a cold front.