Bruce Ballengee is an amateur naturalist with a lifelong passion for nature, especially birds and plants. A long time Dallas resident, Bruce is a member of the North Texas Master Naturalists, the Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Audubon, and the Native Prairies Association of Texas. He chairs the Advisory Board for Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center and is a member of the Trails Maintenance Committee for Cedar Ridge Preserve. As a level 3 Certified Native Landscape artist, Bruce has installed a native landscape at his home and is an instructor for Levels 1 and 2 in the Native Landscaping Certification Program.
Walk "White Rock Lake Trees"
We will identify and discuss native trees (and other plants) throughout a short hike. We'll learn about their common names and some of their uses by Native Americans and pioneers. We will also discuss our local geology and climate history that led to these trees growing in Texas rather than some others.