Gulf Coast

Galveston Sunset

Named after Bernardo de Gálvez y Madrid, Count of Gálvez, Galveston’s first European settlements on the island were constructed around 1816 by French pirate Louis-Michel Aury to help the...

Gulf Coast

Smith Oaks Rookery on High Island

Smith Oaks is 143 acres of field, woods, wetlands and ponds. Thirty-three acres were purchased by HAS wit the help of HAS members, friends, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. The...

Gulf Coast

Texas Wetlands

Texas is a large and ecologically diverse state containing many different types of wetlands, most of which can be placed in the below categories: deepwater swamps freshwater marsh playa lakes...