The Fort Worth Nature Center is a bit off the beaten path and is a jewel of a find! There are 3,621 acres of awesome wildernes with over 20 miles of hiking trails where buffalo and praire dogs run free! (Just checking to see if you are paying attention, the buffalo are actually inside a fence.)
The cost is $5 for adults, $2 for kids AND they offer a military discount ~ $1 off everyone in the car.
As our hiking adventure begins everyone is super stoaked and ready to go!
I had to take a picture of this because as the children read this sign and tried to figure out which way to go they decided to go in the direction of the "POOP". Seriously, check it out, the poop is the 2nd picture to the bottom. I mean what else could it be? (I'm serious, we NEVER figured it out - tell us if you know what it is!)
This is when the "B" family started questioning why I made Boy 3 the leader of this hiking adventure!
And then we came upon this bird lookout and all was forgiven. Granted we didn't see any birds, but we did hear them!
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Does anyone know what this is? It is the only one we found growing on the trees. I think the 2nd picture is after it opens. What do you think?
Yes, that's my girl looking for creatures....
As always, at the end of each hike we show what we found and then vote on the 'coolest' item. From left to right starting with the big rock.
1. Heart shaped rock
2. Cool shell
3. Groovy green thing from tree
4. Hairy thing that we think might be POOP from an animal
5. Pretty pink rock
6. Spotted black bark
Vote on your favorite now.
A few of the coolest kids I have ever met!
I got so close to him I could have touched him. The kids opted to stay in the car. :o)
If you ever find yourself looking for something inexpensive and fun to do, pack a lunch and head out to the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge. There is so much to do from bird watching, kayaking, classes at the Hardwicke Interpretive Center (however get there a little early, we arrived at start time and the class was full - boo.), to hiking the multitude of trails! Just make sure you pack a lunch and take plenty of water as there are no services of this type at the Nature Center!