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4/17/2016 7:59 PM
 

Went to Tandy Hills Natural Area to see a wildflower prairie on Saturday.  It is located near downtown Ft. Worth and has a small natural prairie with a few hiking trail (which I did not hike because I could see the widlfower prairie from the street).  It was very pretty with purple prairie paintbrush among other wildfowers, including both pink and white winecups.  The prairie is located in a somewhat hilly area, so the backdrops are nice.  Tandy Hills Natural Area has its own website and facebook page with further information and pictures of flowers.  I picked an overcast day so that the colors would stand out.  A bright sunny day may not do the field justice.  I have included a link to my facebook photos and the Tandy Hills photos are in the same album with my previous pictures of Ennis.  I have marked them as such.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...mp;l=f84eaef14d

 
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4/17/2016 9:18 PM
 

Thanks Gayle, for the report and photos!  That is really a neat looking prairie with some great opportunities for close up work too!  So happy they have that in the DFW area.  I linked in one of your photos so people could get an idea of what it looks like.

 
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4/19/2016 10:04 PM
 

Gayle, my husband looked online and saw Tandy Hills over the weekend. We went there yesterday and there are several flowers I haven't seen before. Do you know of any other good places in the Metroplex besides Cedar Hill State Park?

 
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4/20/2016 6:59 PM
 

Although we are relatively new to the Dallas Ft. Worth area, we have been to Arbor Hills Nature Preserve in Plano and saw a large field of firewheels and other wildflowers along the hiking trails.  We went there last June, but May would likely be better to see the firewheels since June was past prime for them.  I definitely would like to go back there this year.  We also would like to visit Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake (off of White Chapel Blvd).  It looks like it has wildflowers and is part of a prairie. It also has hiking trails that go to the banks of Lake Grapevine.  I'll probably visit soon and if it is good, I'll post a report.  We haven't been to Cedar Hill State Park yet, but would also like to go there.  Would anyone know whether this park would have firewheels and other wildflowers?  I know it has bluebonnets, but they are probably gone by now.  Tandy Hills had wildflowers I haven't seen before, either.  I'm not sure what the blue flowers were that were growing with the prairie paintbrush.  It looks as if that field could fill in more within the next couple of weeks.  The Tandy Hills Facebook page also has pictures of bluebells, so it will be a good place to visit in June or July.

 
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4/22/2016 10:33 AM
 

Gayle,

I have not visited Cedar Park SP in the past 3 years, but had visited many times before.  I have found a variety of wildflowers along the trails and roads to the camping sites and lakeside parks. They did have and I think they still do have an active prairie restoration project.  Trails like the Dorba trail take you through part of the prairie restoration area.  Another location where I have found trail side wildflowers with small scenes is the Trinity River Audubon Center.  Farther from DFW is the Linden Wildflower Trails festival this weekend.

 
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