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Few animals are misidentified as often as the Collared Peccary (Tayassu tajacu), more commonly known in Texas as the javelina. This 40-60 pound stocky even-toed mammal might look like a domestic pig

​It’s hard not to grin hearing the gregarious gobble and seeing the showy plumage of this month’s South Texas native species: the Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). What better time to

In this edition of South Texas Natives, we’ll explore a beautiful bird of prey that you might want to give a hoot about! You’ll often hear a Barred Owl (Strix

I’ll never forget the first time I saw a pair of Crested Caracaras (Caracara plancus). I was running through Olmos Basin Park in San Antonio and spied what I thought

Photo Credit: Lee Marlowe, Sustainable Landscape Ecologist for the River Authority April was designated National Native Plant Month by a bipartisan resolution in 2021 and has since become a month to

Photo Credit: Peter Joseph, River Warrior volunteer If you are a longtime Central or South Texas resident, you have likely encountered this month’s South Texas Native in the wild! A

In honor of World Wetlands Day (February 2), we’re using today’s blog to honor an essential species in the wetland and marsh ecosystems of San Antonio Bay: the Atlantic blue

This week, birders throughout the United States are feverishly completing their sightings in Audubon’s 123rd Christmas Bird Count, which will culminate in the celebration of National Bird Day on January

In honor of World Wildlife Conservation Day, we’re using today’s blog to honor an iconic Texas species: the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum).  Also known as the “horny toad” to

From April to October, small, furry, flying visitors grace San Antonio and South Texas residents with their presence. It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nope. It’s the official state flying


Stem Density Efforts

Stem Density efforts are still in place but will not directly affect any parks or trails. We apologize for any inconvenience.

San Pedro Creek Culture Park – STREAM

Due to maintenance, the water features for STREAM art piece will be turned off until further notice. The STREAM Microphone area is also closed due to vandalism. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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