Bird and nature walks, tree and plant identification, and more

Jim Jones will give a long asked for presentation to share his knowledge about the equipment selection available to enhance our bird watching experience. The discussion will include optics (binoculars and spotting scopes), photography (DSLRs and digi-scoping), audio (recorders and hearing-enhancement), and digital bird identification resources (desktop/smartphone software and on-line). Jim asks that our more experienced members take part by sharing what works for them. Bring in your favorite optics to allow others to sample.

Learn more about the many species of birds that call Dallas White Rock Lake Park home. A wonderful primer on bird species, birding hot spots, and migration. Environmental advocate and wildlife photographer Ben Sandifer is the speaker.

Learn about creatures of the night (moths/owls) at this family-friendly event. We will attract and identify moths, investigate owl pellets, and offer nature crafts and games. Our nature store will be open for shopping.  Registration required. $5.

Info: 469-526-1980 or email for more info.

Come for the stars but stay for a live telling of The Legend of the Tandy Hills Witchey Tree. Come sit around the campfire with a cup of hot chocolate and hear the grisly tale come to life. Peggy and Gene of, Twice Upon a Time Storytellers, will astound you with their storytelling skills. You will be richly rewarded.

Their performance has been partially funded by a grant from, Texas Commission on the Arts.

Trek to LLELA’s prairie restoration area to view the wonders of the night sky. Emphasis is on viewing with naked-eyes and binoculars. Ages 5 and up.

Explore techniques to photograph wildlife from your backyard to the parks and beyond. Capture birds in flight and get tack sharp images. Explore ways to locate and approach wildlife. Demystify the use of manual mode and explore a choice of photography equipment. Conclude with some simple post processing techniques. 

Workshops are taught by David Hamblet. Register in advance. $15. 

Learn to use native plants in your landscape, lower your water bill and attract birds/wildlife. We are partnering with Randy Johnson Organics to bring you the best and unique native plants available in the area. 

Free Workshop and Bird Walk at 8 a.m. - Learn to use native plants in your landscape, lower your water bill and attract birds/wildlife. Workshop attendees get first selection of plants.

Native Plant Sale begins at 10 a.m. No registration required for sale.

Explore America’s National Parks with David Hares II. Mr. Hares showcases his adventures around the country in our National Parks. 

Join us for an hour-long hike, followed by an all-levels yoga class. Yoga and Hiking offers the ideal combination of spectacular sights and soul-soothing rejuvenation. Allow yourself to be energized by fresh air, glinting sunlight, and rustling leaves during yoga in the outdoors.

$20 covers: your entrance fee to the park, an hour-long yoga class, a donation to the Audubon Dallas group (who take care of the park), plus a group hike on one of Cedar Ridge's gorgeous trails!


Help NPAT purchase the Paul Mathews Prairie by joining us on a fundraiser wine-tasting excursion & jaunt to the Caddo-LBJ National Grassland. The Paul Mathews Prairie is a rare and pristine 100-acre remnant of the Blackland Prairie near Floyd, Tx., in Hunt County.

We have chartered a bus to take us to Wise County to explore the LBJ National Grasslands & top the trip off with an afternoon of wine tasting at Marker Cellars.