April - May, 2018
The North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists has organized a series of discovery walks in prairies and parks in Dallas County during April and May, 2018. The walks will generally be one hour long, and will be lead by expert walk leaders with knowledge of plants, grasses, birds, insects, amphibians, and geology depending on the type of walk scheduled. These walks are Free, and are designed for families and individuals of all ages. Most of the walks are scheduled on the weekends, with a few during the week, and a couple in the evening. The walks are designed to be fun, as well as educational, in discovering the beauty and value of our Texas native plants and animals. There are many different locations to choose from. A partial list includes the Bath House Cultural Center, Flagpole Hill, Cedar Ridge Preserve, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Twelve Hills Nature Center, Spring Creek Nature Preserve, Harry Moss Park and Crawford Memorial Park. Additionally, in conjunction with the City Nature Challenge, there will be three separate BioBlitz events held at Crawford Memorial Park, L.B. Houston Park, and Emerald Lake Park at the end of April. These are free, family-friendly events to find and record as many species as possible within a designated area. An Urban Biologist and Master Naturalists will be present to help with identification and to assist in your hands-on experience in recording biodiversity. Click on Prairie Walks Schedule or Expert Walk Leaders for more information.
Please see this terrific article by Patti Vinson in the online edition of the Lakewood Advocate: Lakewood Advocate