The Trinity River Audubon Center
Recently we had a delightful field trip (visit) to the Trinity River Audubon Center located just 8 minutes south of downtown Dallas off of I-45. The center is a nature center in the Great Trinity Forest, a large urban open space park in Dallas, Texas. This urban park is located within the Texas Blackland Prairies ecoregion. Habitats found within the park include bottomland hardwood forest, riparian zones, wetlands, open water ponds, grasslands and the Trinity River itself.
During the approximately 3 hours spent exploring the various trails and photographing a few birds, we encountered several elementary aged school groups also on a field trip. I immediately had pleasant flashbacks to my days as an elementary teacher. Following in line behind the center volunteer, with bug nets and observation sheets in hand, the students’ excitement rang throughout the Great Trinity Forest.
These are photographs of some of the birds seen.