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

Twelve Hills Nature Center and Seed Preschool (along with Matilda, the bus) will present an afternoon of bird-themed activities, a family birding walk, and a visit from some winged creatures. This event coincides with the Great Backyard Bird Count and Project FeederWatch. You can observe many species of birds at Twelve Hills Nature Center and we will help you identify them. Free.

Come out and enjoy the stars! Brookhaven College’s astronomy classes will be setting up their telescopes and invite park visitors to look through them. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the dark skies of Johnson Branch with just your eyes, too! Make sure to dress warmly.

Please do not use your flashlights and lanterns in the Observing area. Flashlights with a red filter are okay. 

Location: The Observing area will be located in the parking lot across from the Kid Fish Pond. 

Park admission. $7/adults. Children 12 and under free.

Whether you're a beginner or advanced birder, this citizen science project is the perfect opportunity to learn about birds in your backyard. No registration necessary.

Bill Holston presents “Exploring the Great Trinity Forest - Not for the faint of heart, but worth the effort.”

Bill is a member of the North Texas Chapter of Master Naturalists, guides hikes in the Great Trinity Forest, is an Eagle Scout and writes a column for D Magazine’s Front Burner Blog, Law Man Walking. 

We’ll have a guided bird walk and count led by our most excellent birder and past Audubon Society President Charley Amos. Bring your binoculars and camera.


O.S. Gray Natural has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Visitors will take a guided night hike through the Great Trinity Forest and explore how our senses change with the setting of the sun. We will learn how nocturnal animals have adapted to the night life. Guests will search and call for the owl species that call Dallas home. The night will end roasting s’mores over the fire! 

Held on both Friday and Saturday nights

Meet at the parking lot inside the Nature Center. We will hike a 4-5 mile section of trails. Bring water, snacks, and rain gear. 

Info: Claudia Blalock, 817-924 6242 or

In the event of rain, hike is cancelled. No dogs please.

Check out BRIT and enjoy live music and complimentary champagne. Walk across to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for open tours as well. Come and go at your leisure.

As the sun sets, nocturnal forms of wildlife creep out of the shadows. Walk with us around the Boardwalk to find night dwelling animals rummaging through leaf litter and owls weaving in and out of trees hunting for food. Meet at Front Gate. Pre-registration required. $10 (with paid admission).

A mini-pilgrimage reminiscent of Spain's Camino de Santiago. Spend a weekend with fellow 'peregrinos' hiking the trails of High Hope Ranch and Fossil Rim's Overlook getting a taste of the 500-mile, 1,000-year-old pilgrimage along northern Spain.  Package price includes meals, snacks, hiking Friday afternoon-early evening, Saturday (up to 9 miles), and Sunday morning, maps, a pasaporte and 'albergue-style' accommodations Friday and Saturday evenings. Early Bird discounts available until Feb. 28. Housing upgrades available in ranch guest houses.