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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.

Two Queens on the Prairie

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

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.

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.

Swaying into Autumn at Tandy Hills

Magic is afoot at Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth, Texas, when Snow on the Prairie (Euphorbia bicolor), blows in the autumn wind.

Iconic Meadow

The Iconic Meadow at Tandy HIlls Natural Area: 5/21/2016

Rainbow Across the Prairie

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

Tandy Hills Natural Area, Brush Bash 2017

On January 28, 2017, a diverse group of 50 hard-working folks showed up at Tandy Hills for the 9th annual Brush Bash. With help from City of Fort Worth Park & Rec Dept., we reclaimed a big section of prairie, opening up views to the west not seen in more than 50 years. Learn more about this and other conservation and education programs at


    BioBlitz: The Tandy Hills Story

    On April 22 - 23, 2016, Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area hosted the most comprehensive bioblitz in Texas. Dozens of the top scientists across the state descended on Tandy Hills to conduct a biological diversity inventory of all living species. They were aided by area students, volunteers and citizen scientists. This video, directed by, John Tandy, encapsulates the preparations for the event with interviews, aerial footage and photos.