BOB JONES NATURE CENTER AND PRESERVE

758 acres of natural fun

Welcome to a unique opportunity to explore and discover. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is here to help you appreciate the beauty and understand the importance of our Cross Timbers ecosystem. Come to hike, bird, or learn more about this precious North Central Texas habitat. The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a City of Southlake park, 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and a treasure for all of us.

The mission of Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is to restore and preserve the Eastern Cross Timbers ecosystem through environmental leadership, education, and compatible outdoor activities. View the 2015 Annual Report here.

Looking to volunteer? Here are our opportunities!

Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, TX
817-491-6333

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Nature Center

Open Tuesday-Saturday
9am-5pm

Preserve and Trails

Open 7am-5pm; 7am-8pm
during daylight savings time

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Bob Jones Nature Center

The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a partnership of the Bob Jones Nature Center Organization, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and the City of Southlake.
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Bob Jones Nature CenterSaturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 12:42pm
Tomorrow's festival starts at 9:00am. We are releasing the butterflies promptly at 10:00am. Parking will be VERY tight so please allow plenty of time to park - we don't want you to miss out on seeing the release. A great option for parking is Bob Jones Park. There's a short hike from the park to the nature center (about a 15 min. walk that our preschool students hike often).
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Bob Jones Nature CenterSaturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 12:25pm
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Bob Jones Nature CenterSaturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 11:35am
Thank you to our sponsors for supporting the Monarch Butterfly Festival @BJNCO! #BJNCMonarchs release & activities 9-11am this Sat.
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Bob Jones Nature CenterSaturday, September 23rd, 2017 at 4:41am
Today is the first official day of Fall! Which means, our Fall lecture series will start next Saturday, September 30! We will be taking a look at the pollinator garden and listening to a presentation from Andrea Marshall, our very own certified native plant landscaper and Native Plant Society of Texas member! Click the link below to register.

This will be the perfect time to attend this event because we should have a lot of pollinator activity from the 500 butterflies that will be released TOMORROW at the Monarch Butterfly Festival! We hope you will attend both events to learn more about our friends, the pollinators.
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Bob Jones Nature CenterFriday, September 22nd, 2017 at 6:16am
Monarch Butterfly festival is THIS SATURDAY! We are so excited to see you all there and to release 500 monarch butterflies! For this event, we are honored to have Farah Janjua with Farah-J Photography to have a photo booth available for everyone that attends! If you would like to see more by Farah go visit Farah-J Photography
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Bob Jones Nature CenterFriday, September 22nd, 2017 at 3:32am
Don't forget to register for our first Fall Lecture of the season!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fall-2017-lecture-series-pollinator-paradise-tickets-37224705095

Our new pollinator garden is an amazing habitat for local hummingbirds, butterflies, and many other beneficial insects. Come learn about what was planted and why.

Events

Guided ecology hikes, star gazing parties, green festivals and more happen here!

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Trails

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