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When the weather turns cold for long periods of time, biologists and game wardens prepare for freezing water temperatures to affect wildlife along the coast. In 2011, more than 800 green sea turtles were rescued during one of the longest cold spells in decades in South Texas. The good news is that the large number means that more of the federal and state protected turtles are making their home in Texas bays. Texas Parks and Wildlife has this report. If you see a cold-stunned turtle floating in the water or lying on the shore, it may appear dead but chances are it is not. Experts say you should cover it with a towel and report it to the Sea Turtle Stranding & Salvage Network at 361-949-8173, ext. 226 or page the Animal Rehabilitation Keep at 361-224-0814.
One of Texas' newest state parks is Palo Pinto Mountains State Park just a few miles down the road from Strawn. The park, which was purchased in 2011 with money from the sale of the undeveloped Eagle Mountain Lake site near Fort Worth, encompasses a little over 4000 acres in the Cross Timbers region. Planning for the park is currently underway, and it is expected that development and opening of the park are at least several years away. Here's a first look at some of the features of the park.
You know that feeling when you move into a new home? This burrowing owl checks out the new home created for it in El Paso to help make up for loss of habitat. Learn more about urban wildlife at http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildlife_diversity/urban_program/
Preview for the December 21-27, 2015 Texas Parks & Wildlife PBS television show #2310. Find out Where to Watch: http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/tv
A brief overview of Texas Parks & Wildlife's history and successes over the last 50 years for wildlife, habitat, conservation and the people of Texas. For more information about the agency and its history go to: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/about/
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