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A Look at Survival Advantages of Creatures of the Night

Nocturnal animals

Nocturnal animals have many interesting adaptations that give them huge advantages to survive in their dark world. The Rio Grande Valley Chapter of Texas Master Naturalist invite the public to learn about these local creatures March 10 with “Creatures that Come out at Night.” The talk will feature nocturnal animals and how you can see them for yourself. Attendees will discover native spiders, bugs, bats, birds and other animals that you…

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Birding by the Numbers

Two birders scan the area with binoculars at Estero Llano Grande State Park. (VBR)

Some 800 birders visited the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival in November, its 25th year as one of the premier birding events in the country. With dozens of field trips to regional birding hotspots and lectures by internationally renowned birding experts, the festival’s staying power is a testament to the economic impact of ecotourism, and particularly birdwatching, in Deep South Texas. While there are no recent studies on the financial…

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