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January’s Activity Of The Month: Hiking

This month, take your family hiking! You can try a night hike, a nature hike, an easy hike along a tree-shaded river, or a hike back in time.

01/01/2013

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December’s Activity Of The Month: Family Gatherings

Bringing your family gathering outside this holiday season is easier than ever. That’s because 70 state parks throughout Texas offer group facilities, from dining and recreation halls to group bunkhouses and open-air pavillions.

12/01/2012

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Fort Worth Homeowners Regret Egrets

Months after they’ve left the normally manicured neighborhood along Tanglewood Trail in Fort Worth, you can still see the clusters of abandoned egret nests in the high branches of the old trees. And landscaping in the shade of the trees still won’t grow because of the birds’ droppings.

11/02/2012

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November’s Activity Of The Month: Camping

Camping is a great way to connect with nature and your loved ones. Whether it’s stargazing, s’mores and stories around the campfire or encounters with night owls, crickets and other wildlife, you’ll be sure to bond over your experiences.

11/01/2012

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October’s Activity Of The Month: History

Make history this month at Texas State Parks. From rock art sites to historic structures, missions, military frontier forts or pioneer farms, history is better outside!

10/01/2012

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On The Road: Caprock Canyons State Park

CBS 11 News and Texas Country Reporter recently explored the trails in and around Caprock Canyons State Park, where some old railroad routes now make the best biking trails.

09/07/2012

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September’s Activity Of The Month: Geocaching

Go on a treasure hunt the whole family can enjoy — geocaching! Geocaching takes your child’s love for technology into the great outdoors.

09/01/2012

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Nearly A Million Texas Fish Die In Red Tide

Wildlife officials estimate nearly a million fish have been killed in Southeast Texas by the algae bloom known as red tide.

08/17/2012

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August’s Activity Of The Month: Swimming

Splash in to summer! Whether you are in one of DFW’s local park pools or swimming in a state park, you can cool off while still enjoying the outdoors!

08/05/2012

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New Tool In The Fight Against Zebra Mussels

With the threat of a growing zebra mussel infestation in North Texas, local researchers are working overtime to find ways to combat the invasive species.

08/02/2012

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Texas Parks Seek Corporate Partnerships

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking official corporate partnerships for the first time as it struggles with budget cuts, drought and wildfires.

07/25/2012

Boaters paddle through a lake. (credit: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

July’s Activity Of The Month: Paddling

Your family can experience a closer view of wildlife and scenery on the water! There are eight Texas Paddling Trails within an hour of DFW that offer a new perspective to the world of nature.

07/03/2012

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