Texas State Park News
- Big Sit! an Easy Fun Way to Compete in Great Texas Birding Classic
- San Jacinto Day Festival, Battle Re-enactment Set for April 18
- Colorful Blooms Decorate Texas State Parks
Stop and Smell the Wildflowers
Wildflowers paint gaudy pictures across Texas in the spring. From the bluebonnets in Central Texas to dogwoods in the east, Engelmann daisies in the north and Mexican golden poppies in the west, you will see lovely flowers no matter where you are.
State parks are great places to enjoy this annual display. Life's better outside, especially in the springtime!
Find and report wildflower sightings on Wild About Texas Wildflowers.
Park Pick: Davis Mountains State Park
Birders have flocked to Davis Mountains State Park for decades. Many hope to glimpse the Montezuma quail, a secretive, local species that inhabits the grassy undergrowth in the park's woodlands. Others come to see brightly colored summer residents like the yellow-and-black Scott's oriole, the rosy-red summer tanager or the azure-hued blue grosbeak.
Still others come to hone their birding skills on the abundant earth-toned sparrows of fall and winter. No matter the skill or interest level, all birders - even non-birders - will enjoy the park's new bird blind.
Outdoor Activity of the Month
Visit with some of state parks' most dazzling, inspiring residents. Birds help people by eating pests and spreading seeds, but they also help feed our souls. Which Texas birds can you ID?
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