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Spirit of the Chaparral is the fifth volume displaying the winning photographs from The Valley Land Fund wildlife photo contests. These striking, magnificent images evoke wonder for the creatures and the world they share.
For ten year, landowners in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas have been sharing the beauty and diversity of their holdings with visiting photographers. Concerned individuals and businesses offering support extend this sharing to everyone encountering The Valley Land Fund wildlife photo books. The animals exhibited in Spirit of the Chaparral are a glimpse into the vastness thriving on ranches and homesteads in South Texas.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 1-4:30PM
Venue: Edinburg Scenic Wetlands & World Birding Center
Address: 714 Raul Longoria Road, Edinburg, TX 78542
Built on re-claimed farm-fields and next to the city’s effluent & floodwater ponds, the Center is a showcase for wildlife and a native habitat site set amidst an urban setting. The center sits on 40 acres within a city park, near the heart of the City of Edinburg.
Date: Sunday, April 07, 2019
Venue: Resaca De La Palma State Park
Address: 1000 New Carmen Ave. (off Hwy. 281 or FM 1732) Brownsville, TX 78521
Resaca de la Palma boasts the largest tract of native habitat in the World Birding Center network. Etched by ancient curves of the Rio Grande, its 1,200 semi-tropical acres provide a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of an international urban center only a few miles away. Through the cooperation of local and federal land management agencies, a wilderness preserved from days gone by is open to nature adventurers for the first time.