Lake Livingston is located within the Piney Woods of Texas and borders the Sam Houston National Forest. Our beautiful "protected" lands were purchased by Franklin D. Roosevelt in the year 1936 and were reserved with the multi-use philosophy for timbering, cattle grazing, farming and protecting our wildlife.
The Flora and Fauna of the region is diminishing at a rapid pace due to oil production, timbering and over population. Builders have utilized much of our timber land to provide homes within subdivisions. A select few of our builders are donating a percent of proceeds to preserve our wildlife. What better reason is there to move our way?
The Sam Houston National Forest is a haven of hope and promise for our wildlife.
Our wildlife is being herded deeper and deeper into the Timberlands which is causing an overpopulation of sorts. Homeowners find that they must be very careful about what they plant in their yards due to the fact that much of what we find beautiful is quite tasty to White Tailed Deer!
Lake Livingston and the Piney Woods is one of the most beautiful areas in Texas!
On any given day within the Piney Woods you can see an abundance of wildlife. You may witness wild hog packs crossing the highway, a red fox running across the road, Emus,(occasionally mistaken for an Ostrich by a select few) Armadillo (although usually with their feet in the air by the side of the road), opossum, skunk, bats, squirrel, deer, rabbits, Cougars, Bobcats and a plethora of bird sightings from the Texas Pink Flamingo, Heron, Bald Eagles, Pelicans, Woodpeckers and the Texas Mockingbird (our state bird).
Westwood Shores is a 5 STAR RESORT bordering Lake Livingston , The Piney Woods and is also a bird sanctuary. Texas Tropicals land on your picnic tables awaiting goodies that you might feed them. Squirrels will eat birdseed right out of your hand and the birds will eat the seed on the table with you as you have breakfast. A long-necked Goose, misplaced within a passel of White Pelicans, will awaken you with the sun, honking for you to come out and play.
Recently, there has been talk of reintroducing the Black Bear into our Piney Woods. Yikes! This could play havoc with the many hiking trails and picnic areas!
The woods are big, deep and dense but it makes you wonder whether these two would get along together...
Yes, you heard it right. BIGFOOT, otherwise known as the Sasquatch. Bob Hallmark Reports: Is Bigfoot In East Texas?
Texas, because of the density of our great Piney Woods, is an area of intrigue for many a hunter. Not just for the deer or the ducks or the sight of beautiful tropical birds but the infamous, yet to be proven, sightings of the myth and legend carried forward from tales of our American Indians, and early European Settlers.
Hunters of Bigfoot have the most difficulty deciding whether or not the Myth or Legend is in fact true. A suggestion to the hunters might be...
WHEN YOU SEE HIM / HER, SIMPLY ASK, "WHAT SIZE SHOE DO YOU WEAR?!"
If it's a size 44 then we can be certain they found the real thing!
Besides, everything's BIGGER in Texas! *wink* ;-)
Photos of Lake Livingston by Deb Brooks
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