PricklyPearFruit

Our Prickly Pears

The pear like fruit of the well-known prickly pear cactus is consumed more by wildlife than by the people of the Rio Grande Valley. In neighboring Mexico the tuna (fruit of the cactus)   is the main ingredient of traditional ...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Hooded Warbler

Birding Matters

With all the buzz ecological and nature preservation projects are creating in today’s media, it is an interesting fact that few residents of the Rio Grande Valley realize the richness found in our wild habitat. There are curr...
by Nydia O 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 Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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Whooping Cranes

Whooping Crane Festival in Port Aransas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ann Bracher Vaughan President/CEO (361) 749-5919 Whooping Crane Festival Registration Now Open Birders are Flocking Online to Register Early 19th Annual Whooping Crane Festival February 25-28 201...
by La Vida Valle
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Estero Llano Grande

How this Little Fellow Generates Thousands of Dollars for the RGV

Some people don’t know the impact a rare bird sighting can have on a community. Seldom does the news reach the local media like they did a couple of years ago when an Amazon Kingfisher was spotted during the RGV Birding F...
by Nydia O Tapia - Gonzales
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