Perula

Our Feathered Visitors

This little cutie is a Northern Perula that is migrating through the Rio Grande Valley. Some say its timing is early for spring migration, while others have stated that Northern Perulas have actually wintered here near Brownsvi...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
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Two Valley Farmer’s Markets

The Rio Grande Valley does not have a Whole Foods nor a Central Market, even though I think they should (more on that below), but we have very nice farmers markets selling the freshest and most colorful local produce . More and...
by Nydia O
 

 
 
Amazon Kingfisher by Sharon Stiteler - Birdchick -

Sheriff Lucio and His Team Making an Impact among Visitors

A great Kudos to Sheriff Lucio, for it is obvious his team knows and appreciates the value of visitors to this area. And kudos to the organizers of the RGV Birding Festival for being so great that many folks come from all over ...
by Nydia O
 

 

 
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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
 

 
 
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