Frankford Prairie

Project Title:  Frankford Prairie
Project Location:
17400 Muirfield Drive, Dallas, TX
Project Website:
https://frankfordpreservationfoundation.org

This ‘miracle’ native prairie is quietly tucked inside a north Dallas neighborhood in what once was the community of Frankford.  The site includes 2 ½ acres of native prairie, the beautifully restored Old Frankford Church and cemetery dating back to 1862, Indian Springs at Hall’s Branch which feeds White Rock Lake, and a field which was once a wagon yard for trail drivers across the creek.

Master Naturalists volunteer to help restore and maintain the prairie while learning about native plants and wildlife.  Workdays might include eradicating invasive plants like Scabiosa and Johnson grass as well as inventory resources and manage it to enhance biodiversity.  Depending on the day’s activity, it is possible to earn both advanced training and volunteer hours at the same event.

All activities must be scheduled with a leader authorized by the Frankford Preservation Foundation, the host organization.

Please refer to the calendar on the NTMN website.

Please see this presentation for an overview about Frankford Prairie.

2023 Activities – 14 volunteers with 281 hours of service performed

  • TMNs volunteer on regularly scheduled monthly workdays and on most Thursday mornings. Because this is a true prairie remnant and was never plowed, prairie management on this site differs from many other prairie restorations.   Hundreds of native plants already exist on site so, the focus is to remove invasive non-natives to allow the native grasses and forbs to flourish.  In lieu of prescribed burning or grazing, an annual mowing in January is performed.  The 12-acre urban property also includes a pioneer cemetery and historic church.

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Laura W Bush Native Texas Park – Guided Walk (AT) Saturday, June 1, 2024  |  10:00am-11:00am  The park guides are Certified Master Naturalists from 3...
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7:23 pm - 8:23 pm
Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. Please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@ntmn.org for meeting details if you want to...
TMN North Texas chapter meeting || Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Presentation (AT) Wednesday, June 5, 2024 | 7:00pm-8:00pm. (Social will begin at 6:30pm) Presenter:  Annette Anderson,...
2nd Saturday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Saturday, June 8, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and...
Trinity River Audubon Center || 2nd Saturday Guided Hike (AT) Saturday, June 8, 2024  |  8:30am-10:00am CST Join us for a guided hike led by...
Trinity River Audubon Center || Morning Bird Walk (AT) Saturday, June 15, 2024  |  7:30am-8:30am Join us for a monthly bird walk to enjoy the trails...
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center || Myth Busters: Hiking with Snakes (AT) Saturday, June 15, 2024  || 11:00am-12:00noon Description:  Are you worried about encountering a snake...
Tandy Hills Prairie Sky/Star Party (FYI) Saturday, June 15, 2024   8:30 PM or after dark The Fort Worth Astronomical Society presents their Saturday star party...
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks  ||  Paw Crawl Nature Hike (AT) Sunday, June 16, 2024   9am– 11am Join us for a walk along the trails...
3rd Thursday Bird Walk at the Heard Museum (AT) Thursday, June 20, 2024  |  8am-9:30am 3rd Thursday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are...
Friends of LLELA || Prairie Walk with Richard Freiheit, LLELA’s Restoration Manager. – (AT) Saturday, June 22, 2024  |  8am-10am CT Description: Tour an area...
Trinity River Audubon Center || Hunting for Dragons (AT) Saturday, June 22, 2024  |  9:30am-11:00am Nature Maker Series: Join the Dallas Museum of Art and...
3rd Saturday Guided Boardwalk Tour at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center (AT) Saturday, June 22, 2024   10:00 AM – 11:30 AM   As your guide leads...
  Dear Stewards, Exciting things are happening at John Bunker Sands Wetland Center! As we enter a new chapter, we wish to extend our heartfelt...
Trinity River Audubon Center || Let’s Go Birding Together (AT) Saturday, June 29, 2024  |  9am-1:00pm Description:  Join us as we celebrate LGBTQ nature lovers...
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7:23 pm - 8:23 pm
Board Meetings are open to all members and to the public. Please contact the Vice President at vicepresident@ntmn.org for meeting details if you want to...
July 3, 2024    
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Chapter Meeting Placeholder. A further description monthly meeting will appear here as the scheduled meeting draws near. Join us in north Dallas at Dallas College...
Guided Insect Hike at Coppell Nature Park (AT) Saturday, July 6, 2024  | 8am - 9am Description: Fly like a butterfly and sting like a...
LLELA  || 1st Saturday Nature Walk–(AT) Saturday, July 06, 2024  |  9am -11am Animal tracks, deer trails, singing birds, trees with personality – we never...
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