Sunday, July 14, 2019

In the Dallas Fort Worth Area: A collection of nature places

I've learned to find beauty where ever I can. In Dallas you need to commit to a trip to go to experience nature but there are places I've found a little closer to home and with a little less commitment needed.

When I was very young, the simplest bit of nature made me happy and gave me such peace. In New Jersey there was so much more closer to home and lots of places from mountains to ocean to get lost in with little commitment necessary.

This first location, I heard about from a guide at the Raptor center. In early spring, I found an oasis of crystal clear water, lots of native birds and many native plants. It is called Park Hill Prairie and it is in Blue Ridge-It's in the middle of nowhere and I can count on one hand the amount of other visitors I have run into. 

The beauty of this place is you stand in the midst of a prairie, almost as it was many years ago. The wind blows across the plains, scissor tailed flycatcher perch on wire fences and there is a silence that calms and soothes me. I've gone out and just sat on the stone wall looking across the prairie and it doesn't seem like you're still so close to Dallas.

This is the first in a series of beautiful places close to Dallas. I will have more pictures on the website as well as more places to go see.

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