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Prairie Notes are monthly photo/journal observations from Tandy Hills Natural Area by Founder/Director, Don Young. They include field reports, flora and fauna sightings, and more, mixed with a scoop of dry humor and a bit of philosophy. They are available free to all who get on the FOTHNA email list.

Giving Day Is Here!

September 19, 2019

Your gifts are requested today, 09.19.19, to help further current and long-term goals of Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area (FOTHNA). Click this link to go directly to our donation page.

https://www.northtexasgivingday.org/friends-of-tandy-hills-?fbclid=IwAR3...

Our shared piece of land known as Tandy Hills has become even more valuable and more vital since FOTHNA was founded in 2004. People from all over north Texas keep discovering our urban refuge as an escape from the madness of the world, to study nature up close or simply recreate. The work done by Friends of Tandy Hills volunteers is primarily, restoration efforts to control invasive species and maintain trails. Our interpretation of this ever so rare ecosystem via education initiatives that help keep Tandy Hills vital, such as: 

- Kids on the Prairie
- PrairieSky / StarParty
- Manly Men Wild Women Hike
- iNaturalist
- Trout Lily Walk
- Prairie Notes  

Your donations are well spent. We stretch every dollar for the betterment of Tandy Hills and the citizens of north Texas. Below are a few examples of how and why your past gifts have made a difference and some heartfelt testimony from a few supporters.

Thanks a mil ! ! ! 
 

Don Young
President & Founder

 

Friends of Tandy Hills is a model program that should be adopted in every city.

 

- George Cates & Emily NeimanNative American Seed

 


FOTHNA welcomes and supports groups of all sizes and ages from 100's of high schoolers. . . 

 


. . . . to handfuls of Girl Scouts.

 

FOTHNA provides STEAM-standard, field jouranls, consultation and when needed, hike leaders.

 

 

 

“FOTHNA’s vision and appreciation for Tandy Hills have been and will continue to be critical to its ongoing conservation and restoration.”

 

Suzanne Tuttle, former, Natural Resource Manager at, FW Nature Center & Refuge

 

 

The work of Prairie Posse is never done.

 


The Tandy Hills iNaturalist Project page is updated regularly as new species are discovered.
 

 

 

“It is through FOTHNA’s donation of countless volunteer hours that citizens are able to use Tandy Hills for their recreational needs.”

 

Jerry McDowell, former District Superintendent, FW Park & Recreation

 

 

Invasive species never give up. Nor do FOTHNA volunteers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“I commend the Friends of Tandy Hills who are dedicated to preserving this beautiful place for all of us.”

 

Paul John RoachMinister, speaker, author

 

 

 


Our field journal for kids is in alignment with the National Science Foundation.

 


Kids are the future protectors of Tandy Hills. We nourish their interest in the natural world at every opportunity.

 

FOTHNA hosts monthly star parties in cooperation with the FW Astronomical Society.

 

 

“Friends of Tandy Hills recognized the potential of a neglected city park and helped turn it into a living classroom for all ages.”

 

Julie ThibodeauxGreenSource DFW, Managing Editor

 

 

They don't just give these away to any ol' park. FOTHNA applied for and received this recognition in cooperation with FW Park & Rec.

 


Same here: FOTHNA requested inclusion on the state trail system through Texas Parks & Wildflife.

 


Regardless the weather, if it's New years Day, you can count on a Manly Men Wild Women Hike at Tandy Hills.

 


Participants get a genuine sheepskin for their office wall.

 

 

“I have been delighted to be involved in supporting and preserving this gem near the heart of Fort Worth. I hope you will join us.”

 

Don FerrierFerrier Companies

 

 

 

“I’m pleased to recognize and lend my support to Friends of Tandy Hills. Our partnership with them has been especially fruitful.”

 

Richard ZavalaDirector, City of FW Park & Recreation Dept.

 

 


With your help, the Tandy Hills Pavilion Project has come a long way and remains a long-term goal.

 

One of our highest honors!

 


Some honors you can get for just existing.

 

 

“Friends of Tandy Hills helps protect our living past & future…and deserves all the support it can get.”

 

Jarid ManosAuthor & Founder of Great Plains Restoration Council

 

 


Outdoor education and interpretation is the core of what FOTHNA does.

 


In 2016, FOTHNA teamed with several partners to host the biggest little BioBlitz in Texas.

 


As long as the Trout Lilies bloom, FOTHNA will host a Trout Lily Walk.

 

 

“I don’t know what we would do without the Friends of Tandy Hills.”

 

Lon Burnamformer State of Texas Representative

 

 

 


Sam Kieschnick is a key supporter and interpreter of Tandy Hills. I don't know what FOTHNA would do without him!

 


Come on in to your local prairie.

 

 

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