January 2, 2013


One of my [many] resolutions this year is to spend more time outdoors. It does not have to be far away, up high, or by the sea - just outside.

The Trinity River Audubon Center is actually a reclaimed and fully restored landfill in southeastern Dallas (part of the Great Trinity Forest). The project reclaimed 120 acres of the Great Trinity River Corridor.  The landfill site had 1.5 million tons of illegally dumped construction debris over a 15 year period, and was restored to blackland prairie hills, grasses and ponds. This now infamous photo was taken at the TRAC only a few years ago. Pretty amazing, huh?

The day after Christmas, with a little snow and ice still on the ground, we took full advantage of this lovely place and got off the beaten path. Sadly we were the only ones there, but fortunately had the place all to ourselves. The staff is always so friendly and there are free events monthly. We actually won a family membership in October at the free 'Owl-o-ween' (owls + raptors) event.  If you live in Dallas and haven't been, you should definitely check it out.

(see more photos go here and here.)

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