If you are familliar with the environments ferns enjoy, you might be surprised to see the diveristy of ferns growing in the arid hills and cliffs around Amistad. You even find some growing among the pads of large prickly pears. However, the majority of ferns are found in their more traditional niche, growing in moist soils watered by springs and seeps along canyon walls.
Did You Know?
Lake Amistad is a binational reservoir shared by the U.S. and Mexico. The international boundary is marked with buoys up the middle of the Rio Grande channel. The word Amistad is Spanish for the "friendship" between the two countries.