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National Prairie Day @ Tandy Hills

The first Saturday of every June is National Prairie Day. What better place to spend the day than Tandy Hills Natural Area. Here's a slideshow of the spectacular landscapes you can expect to see throughout the year at Tandy Hills. All photos by Don Young.

Autumn Oaks

By December, the fall grasses and wildflowers are fading at Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth, Texas. That's when the leaves of the bottomland Oak trees turn from green to red, yellow and orange. It'll have to do until spring.

Busy Bees #2

Pollinators partaking of Sensitive Briar (Mimosa roemeriana) pollen At, Tandy Hills Natural Area, Fort Worth, Texas, 15 April 2017.

Two Queens on the Prairie

A pair of Queen Butterflies in an apparent mating ritual at Tandy Hills Natural Area, 7 April 2017.

Flower Scarabs at Tandy Hills

Grooved Nipple Cactus, uncommon at Tandy Hills Natural Area, being pollinated by a voracious group of Kern's Flower Scarabs. This was the second bloom for this cactus in spring 2017.

BB Hill on a Windy Day in April

Barbara's Button Hill is just one of the amazing hills located at Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth, Texas. (April 25, 2017) Video by Don Young

Creek Plum Romance

Topping a breezy hill at twilight, we were arrested by this scene of shivering stems of Creek Plum blossoms,. They were covered in moths, butterflies and bees. The spicy/sweet scent was everywhere.
Tandy Hills Natural Area. (March 9, 2017)

Dragonfly Picnic

A swarm of dragonflies feasting on mosquitos on a hot summer day at Tandy Hills Natural Area. July 20, 2017

Rainbow Across the Prairie

On July 8, 2017 @ 8pm, the sun conspired with an evening storm to create a double rainbow above Tandy Hills.