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New Decade-Long Study Confirms West Texas Hummingbird Population Rivaled Only by Arizona

A new study published in July by Fort Davis biologist Kelly Bryan confirms that West Texas has the second-most diverse hummingbird population in the country, with 17 species identified in the region. The study, which Bryan has been collecting data for … Continue reading

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Ecologists Revive a Dwindling Tree Population and Steel the Landscape Against Fire

Take a walk around the interior of the Davis Mountains Preserve and you’re likely to hear a symphony of noises you might not expect to find in the West Texas desert: A babbling creek and a chorus of tree-dwelling birds. In … Continue reading

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The Drought’s Over, But Ranchers Rein in Excitement

The recent rains throughout the state have led some scientists to declare Texas’s state-wide drought over. Ranchers, however, remain wary. For the McIvors, one of the oldest ranching families in the area, the last five years have been no easier … Continue reading

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Update: Limpia Canyon Fire Contained

Update 2:30 pm – The Limpia Canyon Fire outside of Fort Davis is now contained, according to Jim Fowler with the Fort Davis Fire Department. Crews will still be working to clean up the burned areas and any hot spots that … Continue reading

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