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Wild Grasslands of Texas with Alyce Bender

July 3 - July 8

The northern Texas high plains are home to a fascinating variety of wildlife and, in certain places, geology. We will be visiting the heart of this region, where the “buffalo” really do still roam. The managers of one of Texas’ largest state parks have been spending decades trying to restore the grassland prairie ecosystem back to its original splendor. Home to the last remaining pure (no domestic cattle genes) herd of North American Plains Bison, we will photograph not only wildlife but history as well. Beside the bison, the restoration of the grasslands has meant the reintroduction of black-tailed prairie dogs. These industrious rodents form towns that over 150 other species have been known to associate with, including the charismatic western burrowing owl. These three species, along with the topography of the area will be the focus of our adventure, however, there is always the chance of seeing the following species as well: mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn, coyotes, bobcats, grey foxes, raccoons, armadillos, jackrabbits, rattlesnakes, tarantulas, and roadrunners.

Tour includes airport transfers, all ground transportation, accommodations, entrance fees, and guiding/photography instruction. Excludes flights to/from destination city, meals, trip insurance, or anything else not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.


Alyce Bender
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