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Tandy Hills Prairie Fest x3 - 3/31, 4/28, 5/26 (FYI)
Saturday, April 28 2012, 4:00pm - 9:00pm


Tandy Hills Prairie Fest x3 (FYI)
Last Saturdays in Spring - March 31, April 28, May 26
4:00 PM to dusk


What Happens at Prairie Festx3?

*   Prairie-Wildflower Hikes
Prairie Fest has something that all other outdoor festivals lack. Tandy Hills Natural Area is known as the best place for wildflower viewing in all north Texas. Learn something new, get some exercise and drink in the amazing wildflower diversity of Tandy Hills.  Guided tours organized by Suzanne Tuttle, Nature Center Manager of the FW Nature Center & Refuge, will take place from 4 – 6 PM.  Master Naturalists (including NTMN Jim Varnum) will lead the tours through inspiring areas of Tandy Hills.

*   Live entertainment
*   Discovery hikes for children, tweens and families from Prairie Keepers
*   Impromptu fun on the prairie.  Bring friends, kids, dogs.
*   Food and drink

Where?   Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160 acre indigenous remnant of prairie located in the heart of Fort Worth, Texas.  The land was obtained by the City of Fort Worth Parks Department in the 1960's and designated a natural area in 1987. The park is managed by the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

More Info?  Friends of Tandy Hills Nature Area   http://www.tandyhills.org/

Note:  Public school budget cutbacks in Fort Worth have curtailed field trip learning opportunities. Beginning in 2011, FOTHNA, a private sector, non-profit organization, stepped up to help out with funds raised at Prairie Fest to help pay expenses.  This will enable students to benefit from an outdoor learning experience at the 160-acre, Tandy Hills Natural Area, located in the heart of Fort Worth.

Public event.  Posted 3/9/2012  JEV


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