2022-08-17 Anahuac NWR

I broke camp at High Island early and drove to the nearby Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge to explore. I’d visited the refuge previously in March 2021. I began my tour at the Skillern Tract, several miles east of the main refuge. At the terminus of the road is a parking area and trails to explore. … Read more

2022-08-14 High Island

I left Kansas with Texas as my destination. The drive required three long days of driving. On the first two days, I covered about 300 miles each day. But the third day was substantially shorter.  The location I planned to begin my Texas stay was at Aransas NWR, a few miles northeast of Corpus Christi. … Read more

Memories of High Island

For my second expedition to Texas in 2021, I stayed five and a half months (2020-12-27 to 2021-05-13). I started in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, and Big Bend before gravitating to the Lower Rio Grande Valley in mid-January. During the next six weeks I toured the valley, discovering as many hot-spots as I could. The … Read more

2021-03-06 High Island Rookery

I left Galveston on Thursday (2021-03-04) and crossed the bay by ferry on a 2½ mile passage to the Bolivar Peninsula. Back on Terra Firma, I drove 28 miles to High Island. Rising 25 feet above the flat coastal prairie on the peninsula, the force of a large salt dome doom deep below the surface, … Read more