We hope the reader is now interested enough in coastal Texas wetlands to want to visit some of them. This part of the guide is designed to help you do that. There are a few basic rules that should be followed when you visit a wetland.
- Always protect yourself from the sun with a hat, sunglasses and a good sunscreen.
- Always take insect repellent – wetlands are productive ecosystems that support lots of invertebrates, such as mosquitoes.
- Take other essential gear such as rubber boots (if you want to keep your feet dry), binoculars and field guides for wildlife viewing, and plenty of drinking water.
- Take food and anything else you might need if you go to remote, undeveloped areas.
- Always treat wildlife with the respect it deserves. Never approach or harass alligators and be aware that rattlesnakes are present on the Texas coast.
- Never trespass on private property without permission from the landowner.