Padre Island National Seashore

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Corpus Christi
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View Of The Beach
You actually "hike" along the beach on the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Camp On The Beach!
You can drive out onto the beach and camp there, too! (Photo by Lone_Star)
Sea Shell
This is a nice place to collect sea shells. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Jellyfish
When I went, there were lots of jellyfish washed up on the beach. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Entrance Sign
This is the sign to the park. (Photo by Lone_Star)
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The southwestern United States--in this case, Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas--harbors several dozen federally administered wildlife refuges, 31 of them open to the public and profiled in this guidebook. Some of the refuges, such as New Mexico's heavily visited Bosque del Apache, are stopovers for great numbers of birds (in this instance, more than 17,000 sandhill cranes alone) and residences for diverse plants and animals. Others, such as Texas's 3,500-acre Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge, are devoted (but, of course, not limited) to a single endangered species. Natural-history writer Daniel Gibson gives a thorough description of the region's wildlife refuges and of the wildlife they shelter, providing a guide that nature-minded visitors will want to have on hand when visiting the desert country. --Gregory McNamee