Earlier this week, President Obama signed a law making the American bison our national mammal. We commemorated the occasion by visiting our own little local herd at the Fort Worth Nature Center. I’ve been meaning to check this place out for a while now, and I’m so glad we finally did – it is wonderful. We had some concerns at first that we wouldn’t be able to find the bison in their large enclosure, but eventually we tracked them down.
It’s wildflower season in Texas, and the vibrant colors are everywhere.
There are all different kinds of scenery at the park, but I love the forest trails best. I’m a woodland creature at heart.
I’m always amazed by Luke’s energy on these outings. It’s like taking a greyhound pup to the park and letting him off the leash.
He always ends up putting in three or four times the mileage that Elizabeth and I do, just from scampering up and down the trails while we catch up.
We got a nice surprise in one of the woodsy areas.
The Trinity is running high from all the rain we’ve had. Some of the lower trails are underwater.
We were done exploring and ready to head home when I remembered that it wouldn’t be an official addition to the park collection unless I got a photo of a sign. We were all the way down near Greer Island (is it really an island if you can walk out to it on land?) by then, far from the park entrance, so these will have to do:
This is easily one of my favorite parks so far, although I should mention that there is an admission fee of $5 per adult. Worth every penny; we will be coming back!