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Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge


The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge (FWNC&R) comprises 3,621 acres of forests, prairies and wetlands reminiscent of how the Fort Worth/Dallas metroplex once looked. This nature center is a division of the City of Fort Worth Parks and Community Services Department, and is supported in part by the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge, a non-profit organization. Please visit for more information. The FWNC&R sits at the confluence of the Fort Worth Prairie and the Western Cross Timbers, in an easily accessible location a mere 20 minutes from downtown Fort Worth. Particularly interesting habitats frequented by BRIT botanists include: savannas of the Walnut Formation, riparian corridors of the Trinity River, floristic assemblages of deep sandy Aquilla soils, and ephemeral wetlands.