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Adventures in Lambshead Ranch – A Look Into Modern Day Frontier Life

August 30, 2016

Outside of Albany, Texas, home to this state’s oldest outdoor musical, the Fort Griffin Fandangle, miles of rugged West Texas landscape meet the horizon. Except for a single highway meandering through the brush and dust, the area is a vision of what Texas’ earliest settlers encountered – endless prairie, harsh climes, threat of wildfire, venomousRead More

Ten Texas Swimming Holes You Can’t Miss This Summer

August 17, 2016

There’s just over a month of summer left, but the weather forecast still shows highs near the triple digits for the foreseeable future in Texas. Staying indoors all summer is one way to keep cool, but an even better way is to dive into one of the many beautiful state parks in Texas. Despite popularRead More

Share Your Summer Nights with Texas’ Bat Population

July 21, 2016

Summertime in Texas means a whole lot of swimming, music festivals, BBQ, and bats—millions and millions of bats! Each year, colonies of female Mexican free-tailed bats (Tadarida brasiliensis) migrate north to Texas from Mexico to roost in caves and even under bridges. In fact, Austin hosts the largest urban colony of bats in the world,Read More

Texan by Nature Speaks at Texas Wildlife Association’s 31st Annual Wildlife Convention & Private Land Summit

July 13, 2016

Texan by Nature is headed to historic San Antonio for the Private Lands Summit! Hosted by the Texas Wildlife Association, this year’s summit will take place at the JW Marriott in San Antonio on Thursday, July 14th as part of TWA’s WildLife2016 convention. The theme of the event is “Impacts Across Fencelines,” with topics includingRead More

Meet the Winner of The #ImafanofTexas Photo Contest

July 5, 2016

Texan by Nature and the Fort Griffin Fandangle are happy to announce the winner of the #ImafanofTexas photo contest. Texas native Jennifer O’Dell perfectly captured the natural heritage of Texas with her beautiful photo of a Longhorn standing over a patch of bluebonnets, our state flower. Jennifer was born and raised in Texas and currently livesRead More

See You at the Fort Griffin Fandangle!

June 23, 2016

On June 24, 2016, Texan by Nature will be joining the folks in Albany, Texas to celebrate the 78th Anniversary of the Fort Griffin Fandangle! A spectacle for all ages, the Fandangle is the oldest outdoor musical in Texas, showcasing the vibrant history of the town, as well as Texas’ prairie heritage, through song, dance, and laughter.Read More

2015 Annual Ranch Gala

November 25, 2015

The 2015 Texan by Nature Annual Ranch Gala was held on October 3rd at President and Mrs. Bush’s Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. The event was a great success, and we are so very grateful to everyone who supported this year’s gala. To see photos from the 2015 gala, go to our Facebook page.

Monarch Press Announcement

October 13, 2015

On October 13th, at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texan by Nature joined with US Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and National Wildlife Federation to unveil The Texas Monarch/Native Pollinator Conservation Plan to spur monarch butterfly and native pollinator recovery efforts in Texas. “In order for Texas toRead More

Taking Care of Texas Now Texan by Nature

September 21, 2015

I’m excited to announce a new era of Taking Care of Texas: We are Texan by Nature. Our new name Texan by Nature speaks directly to the key ingredient of Texan-led conservation –Texans. While we are still all about taking care of our great state, our new name reflects the crucial role that people–Texans, specifically–playRead More

 

Together, We Can Advance Conservation

September 10, 2014

September 10, 2014 Former First Lady of the United States and Founder of Taking Care of Texas, Mrs. Laura W. Bush, kicked off the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation Conservation Blogging Initiative on September 9, 2014 published here: http://cgmf.org/blog-entry/122/Together-we-can-advance-conservation.html The Cynthia & George Mitchell Foundation is a leader in conservation. Their programs for water, sustainabilityRead More