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Is it a Bird.. is it a plane.. No, It’s a Neotropic Cormorant!

Yeah, We learned it, a Neotropic Cormorant is a resident bird of this habitat! Thanks to the local birding experts, they really helped us out.

Shoo… Dragonfly don’t bother me.

Art is a great way to spend the morning.


Walking thru the wetlands, armed with a camera each, who will get B-I-N-G-O first?

Let's get this Challenge Started?

Mom, Dad and 2 beautiful girls (ages 9 & 11) looking to enjoy the variety of hidden attractions in the Coastal Bend. This will be our 2nd year participating in the Texas Nature Challenge. Our 1st year was in 2013, and the girls loved it, but we had to too many things going on to in 2014 to attempt to try. But now we are back to spend some more family outdoors time together. A Mom's Confession: A will take any time I can get to enjoy our family time before they grow up because it's going by way too fast for me.

Excited for Coastal Bend Nature Challenge 2015

This will be our 4th year of involvement with Texas Nature Challenge.

Coastal Bend Challenge Information 2015

Information for starting your Coastal Bend 2015 challenge including Opening/Closing sites and journal drop off locations.

Until Next Year...

Our favorite challenges, what we learned, the challenges we missed, and the wild surprises we had along the way.

Tree Time Doesn't Take Much Time

It doesn't take too long, and you'll be surprised by what you learn about your tree. Our tip: record bark texture and leaf shape by making crayon rubbings.

Short Stop at Cameron Park in Waco

Our top tip: Six of the ten features are handicap accessible, so you can drive right up to them. (This will save tired little legs.)

The Illusive Walnut Creek Geocache

We have attempted this challenge 3 times and still have only found 1 out of the 8 geocaches. What to do when your having trouble with a challenge and off trail advice.

McKinney Falls in April

This was the first challenge we did in early April. We had five homeschooling families come out to become Jr Rangers that day.