Aransas, A Naturalist’s Guide

Wayne H. McAlister and Martha K. McAlister


University of Texas Press

Publication Date:

January 1, 1995


Coastal, History, Reference, Regional, Wildlife

This book is a comprehensive guide to the natural and cultural history of Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, located on the Texas Gulf Coast. The book offers a detailed overview of the plants, animals, land, and sea that form a living web sustaining an amazing diversity of creatures in the refuge. The guide takes an ecological approach to show how the plants, animals, land, and sea form a living web that sustains an amazing diversity of creatures. The book is organized into chapters that discuss the land itself, the whooping cranes and other endangered species, game animals, introduced species, mammals, birds, herptiles, fish, invertebrates, and woody and herbaceous plants.