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Public Hunting Gear
With hunting season right around the corner, many Texans are searching for their hunting grounds. For those that don't know, you do not have to own vast tracts of land to enjoy hunting. There are over 1 million acres of hunting grounds available to Texans through public hunting programs, run by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Texas Rat Snake
This is a Texas or Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus) we found out in the field. These snakes are non-venomous and common throughout Texas. If you look at the bottom jaw, you can see where it is split into two segments - this allows the mouth to expand so that larger prey can be swallowed whole.
Across Texas, pecan trees (Carya illinoinensis) are beginning to show off their fruits. This nut, similar to the walnut, is technically a drupe and is better for more things than just grandma's pie. The drupe is utilized heavily by small mammals, such as the squirrel, raccoon, and oppossum. White-tailed deer will also browse on the tender shoots and leaves of pecan trees that have branches low enough to eat. Pecan trees would be an excellent addition to any property. They offer the added benefits of being a reason to make more pies for the family, and an incredible food resource for wildlife.
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Clammyweed (Polanisia dodecandra) is identifiable by the one of a kind flowers and teh leaves that grow along its main stems. It also features sticky glands that contribute to its nomenclature. It is an annual forb that attracts many pollinators and the seeds are commonly consumed by various wildlife. We strive to educate landowners on all aspects of wildlife management such as forb identification.