White-Tailed Deer by K.P. Wilska
American Bison Calf by K.P. Wilska
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird by K.P. Wilska
Lotus Flower by K.P. Wilska
Snowy Egret by K.P. Wilska
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Protecting
What We Love

Spending time in nature creates priceless experiences and unforgettable memories. Safeguarding it ensures we will enjoy its many benefits for generations to come.

Prairie Celestial by Troy Mullens

Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher by FWNC&R Staff

Pipevine Swallowtail by K.P. Wilska

Our Mission
is Simple

At more than 3,600 acres, the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is one of the largest urban nature parks in the country. The Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge has been a strategic force in keeping this North Texas treasure an exciting and innovative place to visit for decades. Our mission remains the same as it has since our founding: to preserve and protect the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for future generations.

Upcoming Events

The Wonders of Wetlands

Our Historical Interaction With Wetlands

October 30, 2021
10 – 11 am
Zoom

The Wonders of Wetlands

Our Historical Interaction With Wetlands

October 30, 2021
10 – 11 am
Zoom
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Conservation Conversations

A Chat With Suzanne Tuttle

December 11, 2021
10 - 11 am
Zoom

Conservation Conversations

A Chat With Suzanne Tuttle

December 11, 2021
10 - 11 am
Zoom
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Rain Drops by Trinity Arts Photo Club

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Greenhouse volunteers collecting seed in a field of flowers at the Fort Worth Nature Center

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Volunteers are critical to the operation of the Nature Center. From Natural Guard to the greenhouse, see what volunteer opportunities are available.

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The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

John Muir

Forest by Trinity Arts Photo Club

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