Many North Texas Master Naturalists attended Dale Clark’s Dallas County Lepidopterist Society group on a field trip to my farm in Ellis County. We were able to see 25 different species of butterflies. Dale has been leading these field trips for over two decades. In the cooler months, meetings are held inside at Texas Discovery Gardens. For future trip locations you can check www.dallasbutterflies.com. AT hours are normally available.
The farm, barely 30 minutes drive from Dallas, is a Naturalist’s paradise. Half the acreage is former pastureland which is now full of tall grasses and native prairie plants. The remaining land is bottom land thick with great hardwoods. The Red Oak Creek serves as the northern boundary.
I hope, in the future, many of you might visit. There are an abundance of birds, especially raptors, native plants, especially Blue Bonnets, and, of course, butterflies.
North Texas Master Naturalist Class of 2014