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Photos shot for the May issue





The Ultimate road rally

Our own Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt is on! Go, do, see, play and take that selfie and tag it #GOSHTX.

And you, yes, you! We know you're out there, that person thinking to themselves, "I could do all of those!" We can't wait to meet you.

Just like summer fun, GOSH wraps up on Labor Day. But never fear, we'll be back with lots of your selfies to share.

The Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

Make 2019 a summer to remember with 30 activities to discover and do, and a whole lot of Texas to explore.

Grab your water bottle and selfie stick and lather on the sunblock — summer is calling, and we’re here to help you explore. From the bayous to the prairie, the Pineywoods to Palo Duro, Big Bend to the World Birding Center, our first-ever statewide scavenger hunt starts NOW. Consider the Great Outdoor Scavenger Hunt a summer-long guide to everything Texas has to offer, and a great opportunity to discover something new about the place we call home.

How does GOSH work? Check the list and choose your destination. Pack up friends or family and have the time of your life. Post a selfie with #GOSHTX to share the fun.

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A Bevy of Backyard Beauties

Should we feed backyard birds?

The short answer is yes, but only if done correctly and with proper expectations. There’s no better or easier way to see birds than at your backyard feeder — after all, you can bird-watch in your pajamas with a cup of coffee.

Here are Cliff Shackelford's top 11 species, organized in order of abundance at Texas seed feeders.

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Keep Texas Wild

It's not just for kids. If you like nature-related topics in an easy-to-read format, you can find three years of our popular Keep Texas Wild issues and the teacher resources to go along with them.

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine