Davis Mountains


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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
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Davis Mountains,

W Tex., SE of El Paso. Old Baldy, 8,382 ft (2,555 m), is the highest peak. Forested slopes, springs, and deep canyons attract tourists. On the summit of Mt. Locke, 6,791 ft (2,070 m) high, is the Univ. of Texas McDonald Observatory (est. 1939), with a 107-in. (272-cm) reflector telescope. Fort Davis, est. 1854 as a border outpost, is a national historic site (see National Parks and MonumentsNational Parks and Monuments

National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 48,419 (19,603) Mountain and coast scenery.
..... Click the link for more information.
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To take advantage of a vista to the Davis Mountains, Johnston and Lee used steel framing to open up a portion of the north-facing walls.
Cumulative GDD in the coolest parts of the Texas High Plains AVA (2028) and the Texas Davis Mountains AVA (2190) are comparable to the California winegrowing regions of the Sierra Foothills and Lodi, respectively.
The latter species is not known from nearer than the Davis Mountains, and is considered by local ranchers to be a less desirable species than the mule deer.
Knapp (1953) noted the only possible locality for native trout in Texas was in the Davis Mountains (Limpia Creek).
It has been reported from the Chisos Mountains in southern Brewster County, the Sierra Vieja of western Presidio County, and the Davis Mountains of Jeff Davis and northern Brewster counties (Schmidly, 1977; Hall, 1981).
April 19 by SMU's robotic telescope at the McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains of West Texas.
Two others, Davis Mountains State Park in far west Texas and Possum Kingdom State Park, near Fort Worth, experienced damaging fires as well.
robustus in the Chisos and Davis mountains in either cytochrome b or control region.
That trend reversed this past summer and fall because of heat, drought and resulting wildfires that damaged Bastrop, Davis Mountains and Possum Kingdom state parks and prompted temporary closures.
The western yellow bat, Lasiurus xanthinus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae), from the Davis Mountains, Texas.
Last, but the opposite of least, is the champion Rio Grande cottonwood in the Davis Mountains.
From Big Bend, head north to Fort Davis National Historic Site, which lies in the foothills of the Davis Mountains, where the days are warm and the nights cool.

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