Tag Archives: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Thursday, February 25, 2021 by Nathan Bernier, KUT

Cold weather kills bats across Texas

Large numbers of dead or dying bats are being discovered under bridges and overpasses in Texas after last week’s winter storm. One Austin resident sent KUTĀ a video of what she saw downtown under a bridge at Henderson and Ninth Street.…

Friday, February 19, 2021 by Seth Smalley

Frigid temps put strain on wildlife and pets alike

As an energy crisis triggered by unusually frigid weather persists throughout the state, even our wild neighbors have struggled to adjust, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reports. Mortality events have been observed in several bird species, including various species of…

Monday, August 17, 2020 by Jo Clifton

Neighbors of Bright Leaf worry about fire risk

After a City Council vote on July 29 allowing the city to take over management of Bright Leaf PreserveĀ from the Austin Community Foundation, some residents worried about what that might mean for their Northwest Austin neighborhoods, especially in terms of…

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

More parks close, more parks to close

The Austin Parks and Recreation Department continued its recent pattern of issuing increasingly strict rules for city-controlled parks on Tuesday, with an announcement that all city parks and trails will close over Easter weekend in an effort to prevent the…

Friday, March 6, 2020 by Andrew Weber, KUT

White-nose syndrome has been found in Texas. Here’s what that means.

Texas’ first case of white-nose syndrome in bats has been confirmed. The fungus that causes the disease was first detected in Texas bats in 2017, but the disease itself, which has killed millions of bats on the East Coast, hadn’t…

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