- wildflowers: bluebonnets
Sightings & Seasonal Events
Year round, there are many ways to connect with nature and your Nature Center community. We host a variety of programs on the weekends offered to the public. We also offer wonderful opportunities for private groups to come and explore their natural world. Never forget can’t miss seasonal sightings like wildflowers, migratory birds and our bison herd.
What to See?
- Leaves changing color
Come out and enjoy a day of fun outdoor activities, exploration, and conservation.
The day’s activities begin with a fun run to Greer Island, followed by guided hikes, hayrides, and canoe rides on the Trinity River. Grab a meal at one of the food trucks and wrap up the day assisting with the BioBlitz.
In a typical school year schedule, students have breaks for the holidays. During these times we provide programs the entire family can come out and enjoy. Some of our programs during the holidays can include specialty hikes, canoeing and our famous Bison Feeding Hayrides. Our holiday break activities allow the family to experience the outdoor world and learn about the many facets that makes nature so special and important.
Snakes of Tarrant County
Do you ever wonder what kinds of snakes we have throughout Tarrant County? Now is your chance to find out. Join members of the Dallas-Fort Worth Herpetological Society as they answer your questions and allow you to view these snakes in a safe manner. It is a great opportunity to learn about one of the most misunderstood groups of animals living in our area.
Trails & Treats
October marks the coming of our fun family event, Trails and Treats. For those of you who have come in the past, you know to expect a good time which includes seeing all the costumes, playing games, hiking for treats and learning about wildlife at the Nature Center. For those attending for the first time, this event is not just about receiving candy and taking in all of the activities, but also for you to learn about the Nature Center and see how you can utilize us for your outdoor education and recreational needs. Join us and learn about our local wildlife, particularly the animals that are adapted to a nocturnal lifestyle.
Summer Natural History Adventures
During the summer break allow us to take your children on adventures and teach them about the wildlife and plants at the Nature Center. Week long camps open for students entering 1st – 8th grade, single half day camps open for students entering Kindergarten.
On this date, you may be able to spot the Lake Worth Monster, who will be honored at our Lake Worth Monster Bash. As you probably know, this local monster is a legend. He roamed the uplands and wetlands of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge and started pandemonium when he “surfaced” and scared local residents. The FWNC&R & Friends of the Nature Center are organizing an event complete with an interpretive hayride, guided “monster” hikes, kayak tours to Greer Island…home of the Goatman, games, children’s art and learning area, and a special lectures. You don’t want to miss this event!
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National Bison Day
Come out and celetrate our National Mammal. The majestic bison!