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

Celebrate spring and the opening of the zoo's new bird show, SOAR, A Festival of Flight, with live entertainment, activities for the kids, bounce houses, and more. $15/adults, $12/children 3-11, free/children 2 and under.

Join Nature Center Director Suzanne Tuttle and volunteers from the Cross Timbers Master Naturalist chapter for a walk through the wildflowers during the annual Prairie Fest at beautiful Tandy Hills Natural Area in east Fort Worth. Each year the park, which is a satellite area managed by the Nature Center staff, is home to one of the most spectacular wildflower displays in our area. Entrance to the festival is at the corner of Tandy and View Streets; wildflower walks begin on demand from the Nature Center’s booth. FREE.

We invite preschoolers, ages 3 - 5 and their adult companions to join us in discovering the exciting world of nature.
In April, we will be learning about honeybees. Pre-registration required. $10 PER CHILD (includes admission fee)/MEMBERS $5.

Join and assist our curator who will be taking inventory of the various CCC structures on site. This will require some
walking along the roads and trails in order to locate, document, and photograph historic culverts, latrines, and more. Maximum – 5 participants. Pre- registration required. FREE (with paid admission).

After a long winter, spring brings many delights, including our annual wildflowers. Join a naturalist who will take you to the best spots to observe these beauties. Bring your camera as this may be a great opportunity to take pictures of the famous Texas
Bluebonnets. $5 (with paid admission)/MEMBERS FREE.

Come and join us for a different type of Canoe Tour in the evening hours. This program will present new opportunities like
hearing beavers slap the water with their tails and seeing other wildlife, like deer and raccoons. Canoes, paddles and lifejackets are provided. Children must be 5 years or older. Parents must sign a liability waiver for minor children. Some previous experience recommended. Registration ends Tuesday preceding or when filled. Maximum - 12 participants. Meet at Big River Parking Lot.Pre-registration required. $20 (includes admission)/MEMBERS $15.

It's never too early to plan on being there for the best meeting of every year: The Members Slide Show.

Start sending in your best pictures to Lee Snaples at and then come to watch for the wow moments on May 12th.

Please include a description with your photos so Lee doesn't embarrass himself trying to ID your birds.
It's the last meeting until September, so don't miss it.

Fort Worth Audubon Society meets

6:30 Special Event - Book Signing , Extreme Birder, by Lynn Barber*

6:50 Birding ID Session - Spring Flycatchers

7:15 Speaker Ron Outen - The Aransas Project

*Book signing will continue after the speaker.

The Aransas Project: From the Hill Country to the coast, our way of life depends on freshwater flows from the Guadalupe River Basin. The ecosystems of the Aransas area are the indicator of how effectively we
are managing the basin.
Coastal communities are the first to feel the strain of mismanagement. As the recent natural drought has shown us through reduced rainfall, the basin is already over-allocated and its management must change to protect the interests of the entire river system, especially the freshwater inflows required to preserve the bays and estuaries. The record-breaking death toll of the whooping cranes in 2008/2009 coupled with the poor fishing season tell us that not enough freshwater is reaching the bays.

Explore nature at nightfall, as evening provides a unique opportunity to view animals that make the Nature Center home. Bring water and wear weather appropriate clothing. Registration required. $10 included admission, $5/members. Fort Worth Nature Center, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Ft Worth. 817-392-7410.

Behind-the-scenes visit to the bison living in a secluded area at Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA). Reservations required. $2/person plus $5/person gate fee. LLELA, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. 972-219-7980.