The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge in Texas is a combination of forest, wetlands and grasslands with 3,261 acres land area. It has a 20-mile hiking trail with diverse flora and fauna along the way. The center has different schedule of hiking and recreational activities during summer and winter seasons.
There are different attractions inside the Nature Center and Refuge. One of these attractions is the Harwicke Interpretive Center. It features interactive exhibits on nature, a bird watching courtyard, herbarium, and a gift shop where visitors can purchase souvenir items. It is also a restroom stop for hikers. It has a separate admission for its operational and maintenance costs. From the Hardwicke Interpretive Center, visitors can enjoy the natural environment where monkeys, raccoons, and squirrels are in freedom to go around their natural habitat.
A naturalist-led walk is offer to visitors who want to explore the area instead of a serious hiking session. Aside from plants, over 200 species of bird can be encountered in the forest. It is also a home to more than 300 species of wild flowers. The canoe tours offer the visitors a chance to see closely the beavers, ducks, and herons in the wetlands area. There are also picnic areas and groves where visitors in groups or families can have lunch and snacks. Though, littering is strictly prohibited in the area as well as alcoholic drinks.
The center also offers educational programs during every day and an outreach class where the Nature Center and Refuge educators attend requests from different schools. These educational programs vary according to different participants from kinder and preparatory school up to organized working class group.
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