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Memories of Aransas NWR

Located 50 miles north of Corpus Christi (Texas), and primarily on the Blackjack peninsula, the main unit of the 115,324-acre Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is protected from the brunt of the harshest weather by Matagorda Island, part of a long chain of barrier islands extending down the Texas coast from Galveston to South Padre. The … Read more

2021-03-02 Tuesday Morning At Aransas NWR

Sunday I left Port Aransas and drove to Rockport and boondock camped there. Monday I confirmed the availability of RV parking near Aransas NWR, in Austwell. I drove through the wind and rain to settle in for a few days and ride out the winter storm. After getting my RV spot established, there was still … Read more

2020-03-17 Aransas By Sea

I arrived at 215 North Fulton Beach Road in Fulton, Texas at 8:30am. Our departure aboard the Skimmer was scheduled for 9am, so I had some time to assemble my gear and wander the wharf looking for interesting subjects. It didn’t take long before I found Purple Martins gathering atop a tall spire on one … Read more