Archive for May 16th, 2012

Wildlife Trails

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

When you’re ready to discover all the wildlife Texas has to offer, hit the road with one or more of nine Great Texas Wildlife Trail maps.

The Great Texas Wildlife trails were a way that Parks and Wildlife developed to market our nature tourism attractions to both tourists and people who live here.

Shelly Plante is nature tourism director for parks and Wildlife.

Through this series of maps, we now have over 950 sites statewide that show you the best places to see all kinds of wildlife: from Bighorn Sheep to Monarch butterflies to migratory songbirds to nesting shorebirds on the Texas coast.

The maps provide easy driving loops for out of state and in state visitors; each lets the user know where to go and what they may see once they arrive.

I would like people to see how diverse Texas is. Over 950 sites are in these maps. And, we also have community information so that you can find out where to eat, where to stay. We want people to spend some time here and to see how easy it is to see some wildlife. I mean, Texas is a big state and there are such a large variety of natural attractions. These maps—I hope—make it easy for people to see how wonderful our state is, and how easy it is to get out there.

Find the Great Texas Wildlife Trail Maps on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.