Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awards $3.71 Million in recreational trail grants to Texas communities

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission awards $3.71 Million in recreational trail grants to Texas communities

(AUSTIN—May 21, 2020) The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved $3.71 million dollars in grants to fund 22 motorized and non-motorized recreational trail-related projects across the state. The National Recreational Trails Fund (NRTF) funds recreational trail construction, renovation and acquisition. The grants are funded from a portion of the federal gas tax generated by gasoline […]

How COVID-19 is affecting North Texas tigers

How COVID-19 is affecting North Texas tigers

(WYLIE, TX – April 9, 2020) First it was ‘Tiger King’, and everyone wanting to know what we thought about Joe Exotic.  Then it was the announcement of the tiger at the Bronx Zoo testing positive for the coronavirus, and everyone wanting to know if our tigers were safe. The fact of the matter is, […]

Dallas earns certification as inaugural ‘Bird City Texas’

Dallas earns certification as inaugural ‘Bird City Texas’

Communities Rise to the Challenge in the Name of Conservation AUSTIN–Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and Audubon Texas, partners in the Bird City Texas Initiative, are proud to announce that four communities have received certification during the inaugural application cycle. Bastrop, Dallas, Houston, and Port Aransas have been recognized as the leaders in community action […]

Coping with your Urban Wildlife Neighbors

(ROCKWALL, TX – July 2, 2019) Concerned about wildlife such as coyotes and bobcats roaming your neighborhood? If so, be sure to mark your calendars for August 1, 6 p.m. at the City of Rockwall Community Center for a special fun and informative presentation on living with urban wildlife. Sponsored by the Rockwall County Open Space […]

Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast with the Big Cats at In-Sync Exotics

Valentine’s Pancake Breakfast with the Big Cats at In-Sync Exotics

(WYLIE, TX – Jan. 20, 2019) In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center in Wylie will host a Valentine’s All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. Afterward, take a self-guided tour around the sanctuary. The suggested donation is $25/adults, $15/kids ages 4-12, under 4 free. Credit cards are accepted; no ATM. […]

In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue to host ‘Madagascar’ Movie Night & Feeding

(WYLIE, TX – Jan. 20, 2019) Save the date and pre-order your tickets now for Outdoor Movie Night and Sneak Peak of Feeding on Saturday, March 16 at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue in Wylie. Gates open at 7 p.m. and the movie Madagascar starts at 8. Bring a chair or blanket for seating. Popcorn, candy, […]

In-Sync Exotics to host community garage sale at Wylie Walmart

Drop donations at Public Storage, 4028 N. Highway 78 in Wylie (WYLIE, TX – August 29, 2018) In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue & Education Center is seeking donations for a community garage sale set for Saturday, September 22 at the Wylie Walmart. Drop off times for the storage unit: Saturday, August 25 – 10am to 4pm […]

Panthers, Pumas & Pancakes, Oh My!

(WYLIE, TX – July 23, 2018) In Sync Exotics will host an All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, August 11 at its sanctuary, 3430 Skyview Drive in Wylie, TX 75098. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the wildlife rescue and education center, coffee, juice, fruit, yogurt, and flapjacks! Suggested donations: $25, adults; […]

Brigade helps butterfly awareness take flight in Rockwall

Brigade helps butterfly awareness take flight in Rockwall

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 28, 2018) April showers bring May flowers and, thanks to the efforts of a group of local butterfly enthusiasts, beautiful butterflies. Around 40 to 50 active volunteers with the group who call themselves the Butterfly Brigade have been hard at work transforming four areas in Rockwall into gorgeous butterfly gardens laden […]

Springtime brings wildlife foraging for food

Springtime brings wildlife foraging for food

(ROCKWALL-April 22, 2013) Spring time in Texas is a very beautiful time but there are dangers present during this time of the year.  As we begin to spend more time outside enjoying the weather and nature, please remember to be safe and use sound judgment.  A few simple reminders can protect us and our pets from […]