Archive for March 15th, 2011

Resaca de la Palma

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Long before humans made their mark on the land, the Rio Grande River was shaping Resaca de la Palma State Park in Brownsville.

07—Brownsville is growing so rapidly—it’s going to be so urbanized—this is going to be one of the few places they’re going to be able to enjoy the outdoors

Jaun Arias is a Park Ranger. He says ancient coils of river bed, known as resacas ebb and flow attracting wildlife when they fill with water. Today this area etched by the river is part of the World Birding Center.

05—The idea of the World Birding Center Complex is to create this wildlife corridor throughout the valley.

The center encompasses a series of nine unique areas in the Rio Grande Valley. Brownsville’s Resaca de la Palma boasts the largest tract of native habitat in network; and while birds are a big attraction.…

10—We have a healthy population of different animals. Each has established its own range, in the food, water, shelter. They’re happy, you know. And if they’re happy we’re happy. That’s the bottom line.

Resaca Park Ranger Claudia Tamez says you can start your visit to the site online.

12— We have a really cool way of keeping our visitors informed. So what we do is use Facebook. The visitors love it because they get to look at our photo album and see how much fun we have, what they can expect when they come here.

That’s our show… we record the series at Block House Studios in Austin…For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.