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Hey Instagrammers! Here's a sneak peek at a Facebook post for next week. Don't tell the Facebookers we did this. 😉 This is a 10-12 ft female alligator on the edge of Lake Raven. She was spotted this morning!

#alligator #tpwdparks #tpwd #mothers #lifeisbetteroutdoors


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Butterfly Monday 🦋


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Already missing this park... Super awesome trip and great way to spend father's day weekend... Already dreaming about coming back... #davismountainsstatepark #davismountains #fortdavistx #fortdavismountains #fathersday #fathersday2018 #tpwd #texasparksandwildlife #westtexas #texas #overland


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From all of us here in the park, we hope you all have a happy fathers day! #tpwdparks #tpwd #fathersday #lifeisbetteroutdoors


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I thought this Bluejay was fussing at me. Later I noticed a cat was lying at the bottom of the fence. A favorite food is acorns, and they are often found near oaks, in forests, woodlots, towns, cities, and parks. 042018aldtx More about Bluejays at https://bit.ly/20hEPrp (copy and paste link to your browser) #texasbirds #bluejay #birdsoftexas #birdsofhouston #txplants #tpwd #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #global_ladies #seekthepositive #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #visittexas #visitexas #audobonsociety #houstonaudubon #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #itsahoustonthing #houstonsierraclub #garden #getouttherehouston #gardenoakshouston #houstonoutdoors #houstongarden


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Local Dallas Sharks Attack!
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Errrrr, well.... 65 million years ago that is.
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Even if you had a GREAT Earth science teacher it is likely that many do.not remember that Texas was once a constantly changing shallow ocean.  For millions of years coastal water levels rose and fell depositing layer after layer of soft fossiliferous silt that would ultimately become this.... the Eagle Ford Shale.  These teeth were found in West Dallas deposits that are generally very deep underground but have occasional exposed outcroppings here in North Texas.
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Special shout out to the one and only Jay
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#sharks #sharksteeth #cretaceous #paleontology #archaeology  #dallas #dallastexas #tpwd #mydtd #igtexas #texas #texasnatureophotos #instagood #instagoodnature #wildlife #urbanwildlife #urbex #life #wildlifephotography #photography #wilddallas #instadfw #instagramoftexas #mypubliclands #natureisbeautiful #wild #noagendas


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Lockhart State Park! #lockhartstatepark #tpwd


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Great Father’s Day at Lockhart State Park. #lockhartstatepark #tpwd


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A brief beautiful shower late this afternoon. A taste of what’s to come next week, perhaps?



#enchantedrockstatenaturalarea #enchantedrock #txstateparks #tpwd #betteroutside #rainshower


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Verbena "Queen of Summer Beauty" it has been said to be one of the showiest of perennial flowers. It has many attributes including heat tolerance & everblooming. To see the full article, go to https://bit.ly/2Mv7jxj 061318p2, Give one of our native varieties a try. #itsahoustonthing #houstonsierraclub #garden #getouttherehouston #gardenoakshouston #houstonoutdoors #houstongarden #txplants #tpwd #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #texasmastergardener #dcmga


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Do you remember dancing at The Raven Lodge to jukebox music? If so, we need your help!

@huntsvillestatepark is looking to get a jukebox for the lodge once more and host monthly dances on the terrace, but we don't have any pictures of the jukebox that used to be down there! If you have any pictures of it, or remember what style it was, please let us know!

Comment below or email us at: Ted.Pick@Tpwd.Texas.Gov

#tpwdparks #tpwd #jukeboxhero #jukeboxhunt #dancesatthelodge


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So thankful to have such an awesome job and work with such amazing people. 😊 Today was a much needed good day! This Rtic cup is so pretty!!! #tpwd #ilovemyjob #happycamper #rtictumbler #rtic


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Splashin 💦 into summer... thinkin about winter 🦆
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#dallasstewards
#wewillnotbetamed
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Have y’all seen the evening flight of the free tail bats at the Bracken Bat Cave? The colony that inhabits the cave during the warmer months constitutes the world’s largest gathering of mammals at 20 million individuals- which is pretty darn amazing, honestly. The bats spiral up and out of the cave in a massive vortex that comes in two waves, with each wave lasting about 20 minutes. The bats fly up to 60 miles away to feed on insects in agricultural fields. Translation: bats help keep our crops safe!
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For more information on free tail bats and the Bracken Cave area, visit www.batcon.org- the website of Bat Conservation International- or tpwd.texas.gov- the @tpwdtche Texas Parks and Wildlife website. Have a great weekend, everybody!
#bat#bats#freetailbats#brackenbatcave#batconservationinternational#tpwd#tgif#nightflight#batman


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I know it's been a long time since we posted to this account but life moves quickly and staying relevant on social media is not always our priority. That being said it about time to add some new content, after all it is summer again! The best part about a Texas summer is escaping it. We love to flee to the spring fed rivers of the hill country. Floating, boating, or just making a splash.

#ramblintamblers #adventure #adventurelife #explore #travel #travelphotography #travelshots #camping #roadtrip #nature #natgeotravel #roadtrippin #mountains #hiking #vanlife #skyporn #wildernessculture #campingvibes #texas #texashillcountry #tpwd #floattrip #campingvibes #homeiswhereyouparkit #boyscouts @earthpix @theglobewanderer @mytentdoor


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A big thank you to the campers last night who pointed out the barest sliver of a moon (only about 6 hours old!) just as the sun had set. #socute #babymoon



#EnchantedRockStateNaturalArea #EnchantedRodk #TxStateParks #tpwd #BetterOutside #DarkSkies


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Grateful for every cloud that gives us a bit of shade on these warm almost summer days. And hoping for rain in the coming week ☔️



#enchantedrockstatenaturalarea #enchantedrock #txstateparks #tpwd #betteroutside #staycool #cloudscape


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White daisies can bring a refreshing touch to the garden, either back toning down all the vibrant colors of the garden or by bringing some brightness to the garden. One popular daisy is the Shasta daisy which will grow in full sun to partial shade. 061318p2 https://bit.ly/2LRNtek #itsahoustonthing #houstonsierraclub #garden #getouttherehouston #gardenoakshouston #houstonoutdoors #houstongarden #txplants #tpwd #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #texasmastergardener #dcmga


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Plants such as White pickerel weed and Cattail can add vertical height and interest to containers and water gardens. Containers can help restrict/control the spreading nature of some plants which may have a tendency to take over an area. 061318p2 #itsahoustonthing #houstonsierraclub #garden #getouttherehouston #gardenoakshouston #houstonoutdoors #houstongarden #txplants #tpwd #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #texasmastergardener #dcmga


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Bunchgrass/Texas Beargrass (Nolina texana) Not a true grass but a member of the lily family. Useful as a graceful evergreen garden accent. Slow-growing but hardy and low maintenance. Drought-tolerant. 031518lbjwc https://bit.ly/2sMbZ8T #txplants #tpwd #austintx #austin #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #visittexas #visitexas #harriscountymastergardeners #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #npsot #dcmga


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Red Yucca, evergreen, drought-resistant, will grown in a variety of soils, Deer eat foliage, flowers attract hummingbirds and night-pollinating moths, 070616lbjwwc http://bit.ly/2j34zfy #txplants #tpwd #austintx #austin #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #visittexas #visitexas #harriscountymastergardeners #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #npsot #dcmga


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"Emory, pose for me under the cool CCC arch."
#garnerstatepark #tpwd #texas #daughter #ccc #camping


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This park is going to be awesome.
#camping #garnerstatepark #tpwd #rv #texas


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#TBTT (Throw back turkey Thursday.) Ladies out standing in their field. #turkeyhunting


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Nature’s little bulldozer! This nine banded armadillo is looking for something good to eat on our nature trail. Have you ever encountered this famous Texas mascot here at our lake? 🌳🌳🌳
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#fairfieldlakestatepark #flsp #picturethisflsp #texasstateparks #parksandwildlife #texasparksandwildlife #lifesbetteroutside #fairfieldtx #texas #fairfield #statepark #tpwd #armadillo #ninebandedarmadillo #crunchyleaves


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We’re back! Dinosaur valley will be our home for the next few months and we’re excited to be here!
#tpwd #texasstateparks #dinosaurvalleystatepark


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Purple prickly pear cactus, just prior to blooming it appears. #bigbend #texas #bigbendranchstatepark #cactus #TPWD


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I am starting to miss the cooler weather when these were blooming in March ((Narcissus (including what we commonly know as daffodils, jonquils, & paperwhites)). Check out the the article "Best Bulbs for the South" at https://bit.ly/2rzM18I 032718aldtx #itsahoustonthing #houstonsierraclub #garden #getouttherehouston #gardenoakshouston #houstonoutdoors #houstongarden #txplants #tpwd #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #texasmastergardener #dcmga


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Carolina Jessamine, twining, evergreen vine,10-20'L, will climb trees, fences, structures, Yellow fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers in spring 031518lbjwc http://bit.ly/2mizzXe http://bit.ly/2ktOIm0 #txplants #tpwd #austintx #austin #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #visittexas #visitexas #harriscountymastergardeners #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #npsot #dcmga


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Discovering Kilgore. It was a fantastic morning as we hosted National Geographic Explorer journalist, Carlos Valerio along with Thomas and Erin from @texasparkswildlife on a tour of Historic Downtown Kilgore @kilgoremainstreet this morning. The delish breakfast at The Burrito Shop, views of the steel derrick skyline, along with the world-famous @kcrangerettes, provided the perfect experience for our tour. We are glad to be a partner of the Texas Forest Trail @etxtraveler, who helped organize this nat geo etx tour. @thomaslee086 @natgeotravelerlatam


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1/800 sec, and I still managed to introduce camera shake when this little guy snapped at me. Wasn’t prepared for the volume of the POP.


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Beautiful cactus blooming in the desert. #texas #Bigbend #bigbendranchstatepatk #TPWD


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Zexmenia, hardy, long-lived, long-blooming, non-aggressive, full sun, popular, it attracts butterflies & is a larval host, 062417lbjwc http://bit.ly/2bwAL4n #txplants #tpwd #austintx #austin #houstonarboretum #jamesgholmes #dof_brilliance #global_ladies #jj_indetail #seekthepositive #stunning_shots #shared_joy #lovelysquares #nothingisordinary #visittexas #visitexas #harriscountymastergardeners #ladybirdjohnsonwildflowercenter #npsot #dcmga


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What better way to learn #patience than learning to fish for the first time #camp #tpwd


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Horseback riding is a popular activity at #PaloDuroCanyon. You can admire the canyon’s beauty the way settlers did many years ago.


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The small creek that runs along side the Paseo del Rio trail shows no sign of flash flooding from the day before. #TexasWeather


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This cute fawn was spotted near our Post Oak Camping Loop. 🏕️ This little guy is beginning to loose his signature spots and has started accompanying his mother as he learns to forage for food! 🦌🌿 .
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#fairfieldlakestatepark #flsp #picturethisflsp #texasstateparks #parksandwildlife #texasparksandwildlife #lifesbetteroutside #fairfieldtx #tpwd #Fairfieldlake #lakeday #nature #wildlife #outdoors #camping #hiking #deer #whitetail #fawn


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Every now and then work allows me to take some time to disconnect and reconnect. #austintx #hikeaustin #mckinneyfalls #tpwd #texasstateparks #worktravel #roadwarrior #hiking #getoutside


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What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle. -Rumi



In frame: @chrislanius 💕


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Doing a little homework for my Service Co-Chair position for Stewards of the Wild BCS.


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Rain clouds passing over the canyon is really a sight to see. 🌦️


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“Hi MTV, and welcome to my crib.”

While hiking on the Paseo del Rio trail I came across a cowboy dugout. These were common shelters for those living on the Texas plains. 📸: @nicoleerin91


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