Established in 2005 on reclaimed land in the heart of North Oak Cliff, Twelve Hills Nature Center is a long narrow five-acre natural area being restored towards native Blackland Prairie by volunteers. The prairie provides habitat for wildlife, educational opportunities for local schools and a place of refuge for neighbors and nature lovers. A walk on the hilly .5 mile loop trail takes visitors through meadows with native grasses, wildflowers, butterflies and birds, and through forested edge areas.
The mission, ‘cultivating conservation ethics through our Blackland Prairie restoration and nature education” comes alive thorough our workdays and educational offerings.
Volunteers restore Blackland Prairie habitat and maintain the entrance and butterfly gardens. They lead nature walks and nature events, develop educational materials, and record plant and animal presence with iNaturalist and eBird. They conduct hands-on education and conservation activities for students from local schools.
Visit twelvehills.org for more information including scavenger hunts for elementary school children.
Visit Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/TwelveHills for day-to-day information.
Download the Twelve Hills pamphlet here.
Location: 817 Mary Cliff Rd, Dallas, TX 75208. This is about 5 minutes from the Bishop Arts District in North Oak Cliff.