Texas Coastal Bend
Coastal Bend Counties include: Aransas, Bee, Brooks, Jim Wells, Kenedy, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, San Patricio. Coastal Bend refers to the deep curved area along the Gulf. Corpus Christi is its largest city.
Flora and fauna
The Coastal Bend is a habitat for many types of vegetation and wildlife. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is among the most prominent centers for wildlife. Wildlife found in the area includes the rare whooping crane, American alligators, nine-banded armadillos, West Indian manatees, and numerous other species of wildlife.
The Texas Coastal Bend is an area of demarcation between ranges of various vegetative species. For example, the California Fan Palm (Washingtonia filifera) is found only west of the Texas Coastal Bend, or more specifically the Balcones Fault.
Bays in the area include:
- C. Michael Hogan. 2009. California Fan Palm: Washingtonia filifera, GlobalTwitcher.com, ed. Nicklas Stromberg
- Roy L. Lehman, Ruth O'Brien, Tammy White. 2005. Plants of the Texas Coastal Bend, Texas A&M University Press, 352 pages ISBN 1-58544-408-1, ISBN 978-1-58544-408-3
- Roy L. Lehman, Ruth O'Brien, Tammy White. 2005
- C. Michael Hogan. 2009
- Texas Coastal Bend travel guide from Wikivoyage