Wildlife management, issues, support, and rehabilitation

You don't need to buy birdseed to attract wildlife to your yard. Plant native grasses and shrubs with berries that will feed them for free. Instead cutting back grasses for the fall, leave them up as a seed source and as cover from predators. Doves, mockingbirds, sparrows and other birds will feed on seed heads through the winter.

Join our director of horticulture, Roger Sanderson as he shares more ways to attract birds and other wildlife.


Winter is quickly approaching and many animals are well into their routine. Join a naturalist for a leisurely walk looking for animals and insects preparing for hibernation, dormancy or just gearing up for the cold months ahead. Pre-registration recommended. $5 (with paid admission).

Noah Strycker, former world big year record holder (2015-6,042 species), presents "Birding Without Borders -To See The World One Bird At A Time"

The Social Structure and Reproductive Strategies of the Black-Crested Titmouse presented by Rebekah Rylander, a PhD student at Texas State University

Guided hike at Spring Creek Forest Preserve with Master Birder Reba Collins. We will look for our late fall residents. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, mud boots are appropriate.

Rachel Richter, an Urban Wildlife Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will discuss bats of north Texas and their ecological value to prairies. Rachel earned her bachelor’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M and a master’s degree in Wildlife Ecology from Texas State. 

Learn about the owls found in North Texas! Great kids activities! Raptor program at 10 a.m. followed by a guided hike through a Blackland Prairie. Fun for all ages. $5 adults, $3 for kids 3-12, under 3 is free.

BEARTREK is a conservation story wrapped in an adventure. Follow adventurer and renowned biologist Chris Morgan on an epic and entertaining journey to find the world's most elusive and endangered bears. Discover the threats facing them in the wild, meet the dedicated people racing to save them from extinction, and join the campaign to protect bears and their habitat.


Learn about the Texas Master Naturalist program. The North Texas Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist Program is accepting applications for its 2019 class. Master Naturalist Trainees receive in-depth education in wildlife and natural resource management, customized to focus on our local ecosystems. In return, Master Naturalists provide volunteer service in the form of community education, conservation, citizen science, and demonstration projects, while pursuing advanced training in areas of their special interests.

Rachel Richter will talk about the Bats of North Texas. Did you know that there are over 1,300 species of bats? These flying mammals provide important benefits to natural ecosystems and human economies. This presentation will discuss bat biology, which bat species call DFW home, why bats are so important, and the current threats to bat populations.