To ensure this small, wild cat will always be around, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is working on both its immediate and long-term needs.
An amazing endangered species success story is that of the Aplomado falcon.
From April to mid-July, Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles come ashore to lay eggs on the warm tropical sands of South Padre Island.
The Laguna Madre is the chief wintering habitat for redheads with abundant seagrasses and the availability of freshwater nearby.
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The refuge’s location and habitat make it a haven for butterflies and moths -- and those who enjoy seeing them! October and November offer the best times to enjoy the refuge’s butterflies, a documented 130 species.