The Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife refuge will conduct guided habitat tours on Bayside Drive through the month of December. Tours will take place Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The refuge will be closed to the public on Christmas day.
The public is invited to take part in the tours of wildlife habitats including thornscrub, forest, coastal prairie, wetlands and scenic Laguna Madre in an open air tram. According to wildlife officials, visitors will learn the history of the refuge both natural and cultural, and see how the lands are managed. During the tour spectators are encouraged to bring binoculars. There will be two to three stops with short optional walks.
Tickets are $4 for adults, $3 for seniors age 62 and older, kids under 16 are free. Tickets can only be purchased by cash or check and are sold the day of the tour.
For more information call 956-748-3609 ext 111.