Congress is quietly letting Trump bulldoze a butterfly refuge to build a border wall

The Department of Homeland Security is moving forward to build 17 miles of border barriers through protected areas in Texas. To appreciate why birders consider an obscure wildlife refuge on the Texas border to be the premier birding destination in America, you must walk its trails in solitude, either at dusk or at dawn, as the birds emerge from the forest looking for food.

Earlier this year, in March, I was alone on a path, deep in thought, when a plain chachalaca appeared suddenly in the moss-covered tree beside me. I...

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By: Vox - Thursday, 11 October

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