Archive for October 1st, 2012

State Parks: Wildlife, Fish and Foliage

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Lost Maples Foliage, Photo by Richard Treece

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Fall brings with it new opportunities in State Parks; our State Park Guide Bryan Frasier explains.

62—Fall is one of the most anticipated times of the year, because finally the heat begins to go away, and just about the time everybody gears up for hunting in Texas in the fall, and football season, the fishing gets really good.

As the photo period gets smaller, and the temperatures get cooler, and the water temperature lowers, and those fish get really active – it’s a great time to go fishing in parks.

And then the wildlife starts to really move around in our parks. From migratory birds and things that you can see – to white-tailed deer to mule deer—fall is one of the best time to see wildlife and enjoy it in our parks.

And then finally, the foliage and the leaves start to turn. So, whether you’re up in NE Texas around Caddo Lake SP, or Lake Bob Sandlin, or places that have sweet gums and hardwoods, or whether you’re out at Lost Maples SNA, with the traditional big tooth maples that we have…it’s a fantastic time to get out and enjoy nature. And it’s a little easier on all of us because the temperatures are cooler. So, find time during autumn and get out and enjoy state parks and see them in a whole new light.

Thanks Bryan

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife I’m Cecilia Nasti.