Friends of Oak Cliff Parks Bird Walk
When: Sunday, April 30th, 2023
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Kiest Conservation Area, 2179 W Kiest Blvd, Dallas, TX 75224
Sponsored by: The Friends of Oak Cliff Parks
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jon Papp)
Guides: Carrie Robinson & Ben Sandifer
Cost: Free, no registration required
Join us for a walk through the woods and native prairie meadow at the Kiest Conservation Area in Oak Cliff. Our guides are Carrie Robinson and Ben Sandifer, both North Texas Master Naturalists. Carrie is currently Volunteer Service Project Director for NTMN. She is a certified North Central Texas Master Birder and has been guiding walks with children and adults in the DFW area, collaborating with local organizations such as Trinity River Audubon, Perot Center Museum, Dallas Parks and Audubon Dallas. Ben is and author, photographer and environmental advocate for parks and open spaces. He is also a certified Master Birder as well as a certified Stream Team volunteer monitoring water quality at numerous locations in the Trinity River Watershed. He was the 2015 DFW Sustainable Leadership Volunteer of the year and was awarded 2019 Texas Citizen Scientist of the year by the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.
With many years of experience and an inordinate fondness for nature in general they will be sharing their wealth of knowledge on our walk through the Kiest Conservation Area.
The conservation area is an 88 acre tract of land with an island of native Texas prairie. Over 150 wildflower and grass species were identified by master naturalist legend Jim Varnum eight years ago. While you’re there, visit the newly opened mile long Meadow Loop Trail. Everyone is invited to attend, and there is no charge. Closed toed shoes are recommended. Water and insect repellant will be provided. The parking area is in the field at the southeast corner of the intersection of Hampton Rd. and Keist Blvd. Park next to the kiosk.
Note: The above address for the Conservation Area is the address for the tennis center within the Conservation Area. Do not park there. Instead you will need to go another quarter mile to the intersection of Hampton Rd and Kiest Blvd and enter the parking area (off Hampton) at the southeast corner of that intersection. Park by the kiosk. Sponsored by the Friends of Oak Cliff Parks.