Fieldtrip to Southwest Nature Preserve with Fort Worth Audubon Society (FWAS)
Saturday, October 22, 2016
8:00 to 10:00 a.m. (meet in Parking lot)
Leaders: Jim Frisinger (Friends of SWNP) and Thomas Haase (FWAS & our October 18 speaker)
Description: The 58-acre preserve of previously undeveloped land was converted to a park with three ponds in fall 2013. Located just south of Interstate 20 and adjacent to Bowman Springs Drive. Hosts several significant native plant communities and a high bluff located on sandstone outcroppings with dramatic views, including one as far away as downtown Fort Worth. From a parking lot, visitors can access the preserve via a concrete walkway and a boardwalk, which leads to the fishing pier. Several picnic tables have also been installed along the concrete walkway. Bring snacks and drinks, sunscreen and/or hat.