Alligator in Harlingen, Texas

Valley Wild

This morning we had the unusual privilege of welcoming an uninvited guest; an  alligator  about 10 feet long, was casually swimming in the murky waters of the Arroyo Colorado.    It is not the first time we see an alligato...
by Tapia - Gonzales

Cape May Warbler by Kenny Salazar

Las Aves del Valle de Texas

Si usted nunca ha tenido la oportunidad de participar en un festival de “Aves” tal vez este año sea el indicado para hacerlo. Cada Noviembre en la ciudad de Harlingen, Texas se lleva a cabo el Rio Grande Valley Birding Fes...
by Tapia - Gonzales

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An Oasis in the Valley

There is an oasis in the valley called Hilltop Gardens located amidst 400 acres in Lyford, and 6.5 miles north of La Villa. The place is considered the historical home of aloe  because it was the first farm to grow aloe in the...
by Tapia - Gonzales



Kenny Salazar Photography

I met Kenny Salazar through the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival where he volunteers as communications director handling all social media and website related issues. Our Valley is blessed with abundant wildlife, and Kenny’s...
by Tapia - Gonzales

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Why is the Rio Grande Valley so Rich in Birds and Wildlife?

If you Enjoy Bird Watching and Nature, South Texas is Waiting for you! Texas offers the richest bird watching in USA – 630 species, more than any other state. The Lower Rio Grande Valley offers the richest birding in Texa...
by Tapia - Gonzales