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

Join other nature lovers on an overnight camping and hiking trip to Lawton, Oklahoma, 3 hours from Ft Worth. $5-10/person. Preregister.

Learn about the diverse characteristics that make a nature preserve a special place. Ages 3 and up; everyone 12 and younger must be accompanied by registered adult. $2/person.

Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly Naturalist-led Nature Walk. RSVP to 817.860.6752. Free.

Join River Legacy Living Science Center as we celebrate Earth Day with nature walks, story times, crafts, activities and more. Fun for the whole family. Free.

This is a joint photo safari between the Dallas Zoo and the Fossil Rim Wildlife Center at Glen Rose. The event includes a Photo Safari at the Zoo and an overnight stay with a morning Photo Safari at Fossil Rim. Accommodations are based on double occupancy and include all meals. Transportation between the Dallas Zoo and Fossil Rim is not included. For reservations contact or (469) 554-7423.

Earth Day Dallas hopes to catalyze a "green" movement in North Texas by staging a two-day event on April 22nd and 23rd over several city blocks in the Dallas Arts District.  We anticipate 500 civic, corporate and non-profit participants engaged in an event that will be the biggest and best Earth Day celebration in this part of the United States.  Sponsors currently include:

    * The Environmental Protection Agency
    * D Magazine
    * The Nature Conservancy
    * Chevrolet
    * Dallas Independent School District
    * Half Price Books

This will be the seminal event in an ongoing movement to showcase green business and civic efforts that improve North Texas and the lives of North Texans.  Events will focus on entertaining, inspiring and educating attendees with various ways to think, work and live green by showcasing emerging green technology and providing eco-friendly activities. 

    * Up to 50,000 visitors in the downtown Arts District (accessible by DART).

Birding 101 with Ben Jones

May 14 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. @ Dallas Arboretum
May 21 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. @ TRAC

Price: $44 Non-members $39.60-Members
Few things are as interesting, lively and beautiful as birds. They brighten up the landscape and fill our gardens with their beautiful music. In this two part class, Ben Jones, State Director of Education for Audubon Texas, will introduce you to the birds that call the Arboretum and TRAC home. Ben will show you how to identify and keep track of the birds you see, how to use your binoculars and how to recognize different birds by their call. Following the lecture on the first week of class, you will take a leisurely stroll through the Arboretum in search of the many birds that reside in the White Rock Lake area. During the second week of class, Ben will take you on a birding walk to explore the wonderful trails at TRAC. Be sure to bring your binoculars and dress for the weather.
For reservations, please contact the Dallas Arboretum at 214-515-6540.

Celebrate Birds Festival  April 2
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
Dallas Texas 75217
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M. FREE PROGRAM
A free extravaganza for the whole family awaits bird enthusiasts and nature lovers at the Trinity River Audubon Center. As the country looks toward Earth Day, Celebrate Bird Fest showcases the power and diversity of birds with an opportunity for children and adults to Meet Birds of Prey up close, Fly Homing Pigeons, Dissect Owl Pellets (What?), and take guided birding hikes. There will be craft stations to create bird art and learn about binoculars and spotting scopes! The celebration features an additional earth-friendly element as participants build bird houses and make bird feeders.

Sparrow Identification with Dell Little & D.D. Currie
February 26 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. FREE PROGRAM
A 45 minute class on sparrow identification followed by a guided bird hike.

Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 South Loop 12
Dallas, TX 75217

Saturday, Feb. 5, 11 am to Noon. Butterfly House Discovery Tour.
Go on a guided tour of the Butterfly House and get a behind the scenes look at these winged wonders. Included with admission.