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First Saturday

May 3

Fire on the Prairie!

First Annual Firewise Day.

10am to 4 pm

Event details
*Learn about fire on the prairie.

*Fire equipment from Lucas FD will be here!

*Meet Smokey Bear

Upcoming events
Join us at events throughout North Texas Check out our events page for details

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Red-tailed Hawk
Photo by Laurie Sheppard
What was seen at BPRC for our March First Saturday event?

Killdeer, Turkey Vulture, Red-tailed Hawk, American Crow, Wrens, Chickadees, Cardinal, Green Heron, Blackbirds, sandpipers, Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, White Pelicans

Lots of prairie grasses are dormant right now, but soon they will be coming up!

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Kroger Community
Help BPRC when you shop at Kroger!
Please go to our HELP US page to get started

Check out great raptor photos!

The 'Builds its Nest' Campaign continues with new cage construction

BPRC has begun construction of its next set of rehabilitation flight cages. These cages are designed for medium-size birds such as Barn Owls and Red-shouldered hawks. The cages give the birds enough room for physical therapy - strengthen muscles, practice flying, and reacclimating to the outdoors. We will also use these cages for prey-testing, making sure the raptors are able to catch live food, before being released.

If you would like to help us in the construction of these cages, please contact us and we will happily accept your talents. There will be plenty for everyone and we will be working most days of the week.

If you can't help but would like to see the progress, we will be posting pictures on our Facebook page!

We thank you for your continued support.

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Brockdale Park

Join us for First Saturdays at Brockdale Park. BPRC is continuing its on-site programming the first Saturday of each month. Bring a picnic lunch and relax by Lavon Lake while enjoying wonderful activities presented by our staff and volunteers.

Hands-on discovery activities for children and Birding Basics for all ages. Learn more about our feathered friends. Get all the event details>

Please note that BPRC is under construction at Brockdale Park and is NOT OPEN to the public at this time. The park is only open during special events by BPRC. Please see our events page for upcoming presentations. Get all the details on the construction project>

Our Native Plant Demonstration Garden is growing! Click here to see how it is blooming.   

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Snowy Owl in Rockwall
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Photo by E. Neupert

You never know what birds might show up in the winter.

Winter is a very exciting time for birders and non-birders alike. Who would have thought you could see a Snowy Owl in the Dallas area when the temperature was 60 degrees in February?

Every few years something rare shows up in our area thanks to a food shortage elsewhere. Snowy Owls were found in many southern states because their main food source, lemmings and other small rodents, had a big decline. When you don't find food where do you go? Anywhere you have to just to survive!

At BPRC a Sage Thrasher was spotted at the Christmas Bird Count by Prairie & Timbers Audubon members. This bird should be in the western U.S. But because of the drought, it had found its way here.

So keep your eyes open for all our resident birds, winter migrants and especially for that rare visitor that is just trying to find its next meal.

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We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

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BPRC offers educational programs on a variety of subjects to schools, clubs, youth organizations and community groups. It's a great opportunity to meet the birds up close and in person.

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