Fifty years ago, a minor league game in Midland was postponed for the rarest of reasons—a swarm of grasshoppers biblical in its proportions.
In 1998, Texas Country Reporter did an episode about Roxanne Ward, a champion hog caller who was quirky, kind, and so unapologetically herself we’ll never forget her.
“It really is one of the greatest wildlife-conservation successes of our time here in Texas.”
Texas Country Reporter paid a visit to the world-class wildlife preservation center, where a rehabilitated Kemp’s ridley turtle made a return to the sea.
When she began her year-long bird-spotting adventure, Tiffany Kersten was lost and lonely. She ended up achieving a major milestone—and finding her way.
The elusive bat falcon, the raucous chachalaca, and the luminous violet-crowned hummingbird belong on your life list.
Almost anyone can walk out of an exotic reptile and pet show with a snake, scorpion, or tarantula. But should you?
These translucent, stinging creatures are full of secrets.
Brush up on (but not against!) these five gelata common to the Gulf of Mexico.
Listen to wolves howl, rub a hog's belly, or learn to bottle-feed a baby skunk.
Given the choice between an influx of vampire bats and an influx of tech bros in Patagonia vests . . .
Apocalyptic, Acid-Spewing Crazy Ants Invaded Texas. Now Scientists Have a “Silver Bullet” to Obliterate Them.
Even nastier than fire ants, the insects disable electronics and swarm over people and animals. UT researchers have found a pathogen that destroys them.
Just before the start of mating season, someone dropped off three peacocks at the Austin park. The flock has been on edge ever since.
Conroe native Heather West was snorkeling near the Florida Keys when she fought off a six-foot lemon shark.
Ila Loetscher took costumed turtles on late-night TV and founded a nonprofit that has rescued thousands of the creatures.
You need a (Sid Miller–type) hero.
Nacogdoches researcher Ashley Wahlberg, whose arachnid collection is nightmare fodder for many, says spiders help us more than they hurt us.
The newest species is named after the grad student pub Valhalla, on whose grounds it was found.
Tiffany Kersten saw 726 species in 48 states, setting a new record for the mind-boggling achievement birders call a Big Year.
This is a reunion we all can shellebrate.
Every year, dozens of Texans report sightings of this elusive cat. But scientists are increasingly skeptical that it’s here at all.
But many breeders say the new regulations go too far.
Need help saddling your 1,300-pound dromedary? The Southwest Camel Conference is the place to be.
A longtime San Antonio resident is thrilled—but puzzled—by the presence of monk parakeets in her hometown.
You’ll need the right kind of milkweed and plenty of patience.
The elusive, playful creature is even popping up in downtown Houston.
Why the fluffy-tailed rodents are making Texans nutty this year.
So is a little fish that swam along the San Marcos River.
Ben Lamm’s latest company, Colossal, hopes to reverse climate change by reintroducing the long-extinct creature to the Arctic. What could go wrong?
These humble creatures don’t have the star power of ocelots and whooping cranes, but they’re just as crucial to their ecosystems.
The sheriff blames his death on a big cat—but animal experts aren’t buying that theory.
From South Texas’s simple ocelot culverts to San Antonio’s pioneering land bridge, these passageways can reduce car accidents and help animals thrive.
Yes, it has fearsome pincers and shoots acid when threatened. But it’s essentially harmless!
As dog owners return to offices, pets are struggling with separation anxiety. We asked Texas dog trainers for their best advice.
Mimi Swartz remembers her days caring for her father, and the dogs who took care of them both.
A very wet spring has a San Antonio woman looking for some relief from an arthropod invasion.
Red Wolves Are on the Brink of Extinction, but a Texas Breeding Program May Help Them Make a Comeback
Fewer than twenty red wolves remain in the wild. At Fossil Rim Wildlife Center in Glen Rose, biologists are trying to change that.
Adriene Mishler’s blue heeler, Benji, is one of the most famous canines in the country, but he hasn’t let it go to his sweet, soft little head.
Joe Exotic has a lot of competition. The big cat seen roaming a Houston neighborhood this week is just the latest.
The unrelated incidents both ended safely for the animals.
One of the rarest birds in North America is making a comeback.
In the ’90s, Texans lost their minds—and their shirts—investing in ostriches and emus. But some think the industry could take flight again.
His new book traces the evolution of caracaras—a strange and beautiful type of falcon.
Scientists at a Baylor College of Medicine lab in Houston are sequencing the genomes of the world’s animals, one strand at a time.
S. Kirk Walsh used her time with the animals and their caretakers for her new book, ‘The Elephant of Belfast.’
A turf war disturbs the peace in Port Aransas.
Last month’s winter storm decimated the state’s populations of the winged mammals, which may have lasting ecological effects.
Exotic species brought to Texas from Africa and Asia fared poorly in freezing temperatures.
Conservationists worked to bring the endangered animals to shore—but getting the turtles warm amid a blackout is the next challenge.
The birds have been waddling around the Copper Grove neighborhood for years, but now some residents are crying fowl.