Ben Sandifer is an author, photographer, and environmental advocate for the Great Trinity Forest where he can often be found with camera in hand. His award winning nature photographs have been featured in local, state, and national publications and he is the photographer for DallasTrinityTrails.com. Ben is an EPA and TECQ certified Texas Stream Team volunteer who monitors the water at Big Spring – one of the last free flowing springs in Dallas. For his volunteer efforts, Ben was named the 2015 DFW Sustainable Leadership Volunteer of the Year and was nominated for the 2016 Texan of the Year by the Dallas Morning News. In 2016, Ben was named an Honorary Lifetime North Texas Master Naturalist for his substantial contributions to the furtherance of the activities of the chapter.
Talk “Birds of White Rock Lake”
Learn more about the various species of birds that call White Rock Lake home. A quick primer on bird species, birding hot spots, and migration. Included is a focus on the owls of White Rock Lake.
Talk “The Great Trinity Forest”
Ben’s walk centers on the largest urban hardwood bottomland forest in the United States, right here in Dallas, Texas. Learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the Great Trinity Forest. Topics discussed include where to visit, where to hike, and what to see. His emphasis will be on native wildlife including birds, wetland mammals, and rare plant species.