Outdoors

Bloom of the Century

Feb 24, 2016 By John Spong

Big Bend roared back to life last year after spring rains unleashed a bounty of ocotillos, bluebonnets, and yuccas. Thankfully, photographer James H. Evans was there to capture it in living color.

Sanctuary City

Oct 21, 2015 By Michael Hardy

Will border politics crush Mission’s attempt to brand itself as the butterfly capital of America before that dream takes wing?

Houston parks
Green Acres

Sep 17, 2015 By Mimi Swartz

How did smog-breathing, gridlock-prone Houston become the newest natural wonder of the urban world?

Laguna Atascosa
Bird’s-eye View

Aug 13, 2015 By Jordan Breal

The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is a world-class site for birding and . . . ocelotting?