Nature-friendly places to go in DFW starting July 2

Take beginner yoga classes in Arlington.
Take beginner yoga classes in Arlington. Getty Images/iStockphoto

▪ Kids can participate in a live animal observation and a related activity at 2 p.m. July 2 at the River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Register by calling 817-860-6752.

At 10 a.m. July 2, a new series of beginner adult yoga classes begins; bring mat and water bottle. It’s $5 per class or $15 for all five classes.

The center will be closed July 4.

▪ Kids ages 5-8 can join a “Knee-High Naturalist” program on backyard birds at 1 p.m. July 2 in the Hardwicke Interpretive Center at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

Or take a Grasshopper Walk with the whole family, 11 a.m. July 3. Another family-friendly program, All About Alligators, will be 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. July 4. This event is disabled-accessible.

These programs are free with paid admission. Admission to the refuge is $2-$5. 9601 Fossil Ridge Road, Fort Worth. 817-392-7410;

▪ Get your gardening questions answered with a call to the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association help desk, 817-884-1944. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

▪ Johnson County Master Gardeners also answer gardening questions and give advice 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Fridays. Call the Johnson County Extension Office at 817-556-6370 and ask to speak to a master gardener.

Mark your calendar …

▪ For the Fort Worth Audubon Society’s 12th annual scavenger hunt, 5:45 a.m. July 9. Participants will meet in the parking lot of Al’s Hamburgers, corner of Green Oaks Boulevard and Collins Street, Arlington. $5. Beginners welcome. Bring a team or be assigned to one. RSVP by July 6 to or call or text 817-405-8132.

▪ For “Dig Deep 2016” Tarrant Area Food Bank’s conference for urban farmers, gardeners and community members. It will be 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. July 16 at UNT Health Science Center’s Medical Education and Training Building, 1000 Montgomery St., Fort Worth. It’s $25. For more information and to register, visit

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