Roge's shark

Shark Fishing in South Padre Island

Last week, on June 14, 2013, my nephew and a group of friends, traveled to South Padre Island, for a guy’s day out fishing. One of their favorite passtimes is to ride on kayaks into the ocean and fish deeper in the water. I a...
by Tapia - Gonzales


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 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


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

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