Amistad National Rec. Area
The oasis of Val Verde County awaits you! This is AMIS' official account- maintained by rangers for public education. #rangerlife #findyourpark
Looking forward to spring!
This photo from the gorgeous March of 2015 shows yucca flowers along the Diablo East loop trail against a backdrop of blooming blackbrush (yellow flowers) and huisache (orange flowers) acacia trees, the lake, and the iconic Highway 90 and railroad bridges. #lakeamistad #spring #highway90 #amistadnps #delrio #texasnps
As part of a research collaboration with the San Antonio Zoo, University of Texas-Austin, and Zara Environmental, we are surveying for cave-dependent animals including the endangered Mexican blindcat and the invertebrates that it depends on for food. This week we have SCUBA divers helping gather water samples from Goodenough Springs and other sites, which will be tested for the DNA of elusive cave dwellers. The divers are also helping to retrieve sampling nets which are deployed to capture groundwater invertebrates as they get pushed out by the spring water flow. #research #caves #invertebrates #LakeAmistad #AmistadNPS #TexasNPS #NPS
We will be hosting #TexasNPS
on twitter today from 3 to 4 pm Central. Our twitter handle is @AmistadNPS.
Join Park Rangers from all over Texas as we discuss this week's theme: Gateways to New Experiences at Texas National Parks. Hope to see you there! #ParkChat #NPS
Join us for a Ranger lead Family Friendly Hike on Saturday, January 20th! This easy, 2 hour hike will meet at the Amistad NRA Visitor at 9 AM. Wear closed toed shoes, bring water, and dress for the appropriate weather. Great for people of all ages, and perfect for Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts who want to fulfill their hiking requirement. #findyourpark #hiking #family #easy #trail #adventure #outdoors #AmistadNPS #DelRio #TexasNPS