South Central Regional Center

black-crowned night heron

Healthy Creeks and Streams Help Urban Wildlife

I live in Austin, Texas, a city that defines itself, in part, by its many creeks. Barton, Boggy, Shoal, and Waller Creeks – just to name a few – are …

A bird known as a limpkin unexpectedly spotted in Louisiana.

Birders, Snails and the Limpkin

For many birders like me, part of the thrill of birding is finding birds far outside their normal range, and to record one of these vagrant birds. A real achievement …

Schoolyard Habitats Provide Resiliency in Houston Independent School District

In late August 2017, Houston, Texas experienced one of its most extreme natural disasters on record: Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane brought record rainfall and flooding to Houston, resulting in devastating …

Are There Really Black Panthers?

From sports teams to comic book heroes, the names of the world’s most revered wildlife are often adopted to convey a fighting or regal spirit. One need look no further …

Dump the Yazoo Pumps

Wine for the Wetlands

A Unique Visitor to Austin Eco-Schools Community

Protecting the Coast, Providing Wildlife Habitat: Pensacola’s Project GreenShores

How can communities best protect themselves against hurricanes and storms? Two decades ago the City of Pensacola, Florida began Project GreenShores, an effort to better protect its downtown by mimicking …

Texas Birds and Bays – Hurricane Harvey’s Ecosystem Impacts

What will be the fate of wildlife and their habitats on the Texas Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey? Even as floodwaters from the most extreme rain event in …

Gulf Oysters: A National Treasure, Providing Natural Defenses

When people on the Gulf coast think of an oyster, what immediately comes to mind are the big, juicy blobs on the half-shell. But oysters are not just a delicious …

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