Science Conference Rescheduled

Posted by: John Stafford 4 months, 3 weeks ago
The 7th Big Thicket Science Conference will be rescheduled to the spring of 2020. 

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Researcher Program at BITH-Realzola

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen in ATBI, Big Thicket National Preserve, Researcher 1 year, 5 months ago

Researcher Ed Realzola will present a program in the Visitor Center auditorium at 11am on Thursday, January 4, 2018, on his work in the preserve, the research process, and what his work and that of other researchers tells us about biodiversity in the Big Thicket. Approximate time is 30 to 45 minutes.

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New Macro Fungi Species Discovered!

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen in ATBI, Big Thicket National Preserve, Macro Fungi, Mushroom, New Species, Researcher, Thicket of Diversity 1 year, 7 months ago

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NPS: Summer 2017 Ranger-led Program Schedule

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen 2 years, 1 month ago

Big Thicket National Preserve Announces Summer 2017 Ranger-led Program Schedule

KOUNTZE, Texas, April 21, 2017– The staff of Big Thicket National Preserve invites you to explore the thicket by taking advantage the many ranger-led programs being offered in the months of May, June, July and August.

From canoe trips on Village Creek to frog hikes, presentation on the area’s history and night hikes through the thicket, park rangers will offer a variety of free programs this summer. Some programs require participants to pre-register, and some have alternative meeting locations. Be sure to consult the Spring/Summer 2017 – Ranger- led Program Schedule. For detailed information on these programs visit our website at or follow us on Facebook at

Big Thicket National Preserve is located in southeast Texas, near the city Beaumont and 75 miles northeast of Houston. The preserve consists of nine land units and six water corridors encompassing more than 113,000 acres. The Big Thicket, often referred to as a “biological crossroads,” is a transition zone between four distinct vegetation types – the moist eastern hardwood forest, the southwestern desert, the southeastern swamp, and the central prairies. Species from all of these different vegetation types come together in the thicket, exhibiting a variety of vegetation and wildlife that has received national interest.

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TOD Researcher Larissa Vassiljeva Memoriam

Posted by: Mona Halvorsen 2 years, 2 months ago

Dr. Larissa N. Vassiljeva

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