Friday, May 11, 2007

Texas Wildlife Refuges Fast-Tracked for Border "Fence"

by blogger "Land of Enchantment"
posted on TEXAS KAOS Wed May 09, 2007 at 20:55:04 PM CDT
The first name given by Spanish explorers to the Rio Grande was actually the Rio de las Palmas, after the extensive forests of sabal palm trees along its lower reaches. Those forests are mostly gone now, replaced by grapefruit orchards and other farmland. Only small patches of it remain, in sanctuaries and wildlife refuges, such as Sabal Palms run by the Audubon Society east of Brownsville, Texas. The bird life at this southernmost point of the lower 48 has a Central American feel.
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