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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General Guidelines

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.
Bob Jones Nature Center
Bob Jones Nature CenterSaturday, October 14th, 2017 at 7:40am
10 Reason You Should Hike:

1. Hiking counts as cardio.
2. Hiking relieves stress.
3. Hiking helps reduce insomnia.
4. Hiking boosts creativity & imagination.
5. Hiking is a fun group outing.
6. Hiking is an ideal solo activity.
7. Hiking allows you to soak up Vitamin D.
8. Hiking is for all age groups.
9. Hiking teaches perseverance.
10.Hiking can be as peaceful or adventuresome as you make it!

Come explore the BJNC grounds tomorrow on our guided hikes! Guided Hikes feature current natural history events such as monarch butterflies, dragonflies, cardinals, woodpeckers, wild turkeys & hummingbirds (and with a little luck some whitetail deer!). We will enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise while learning about the Cross Timbers habitats!

These hikes are free to all members and $5 to non-members
To register for the hikes call us at (817)491-6333 or email at admin@bjnc.org
Bob Jones Nature Center
Bob Jones Nature CenterTuesday, October 10th, 2017 at 1:10am
Mommy and me is this THURSDAY! The Junior Explorers class will allow you and your child to interact with other participants, play with sensory toys, manipulative, use interactive videos and curriculum and explore our trails for only $10 a class (for one pair) Sign up to attend one or more of our classes!
Bob Jones Nature Center
Bob Jones Nature CenterSaturday, October 7th, 2017 at 7:51am
Don't forget to come out to our first guided hike of the season tomorrow! Just today, we saw deer and raccoon tracks, a Rough Green Snake (totally harmless snake), Texas Spiny Lizards, and a half dozen Wild Turkeys on our trails. We never know what nature will have in store for us. Register below so we know how many people will be in attendance:
Bob Jones Nature Center
Bob Jones Nature CenterWednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 3:30am
Mark your calendars! Join us October 7 for our guided hikes! These hikes feature current natural history events such as monarch butterflies, dragonflies, cardinals, woodpeckers, wild turkeys & hummingbirds (and with a little luck some whitetail deer!).
We will enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise while learning about the Cross Timbers habitats.
Everyone is welcome to attend, this event is free to members and $5 for non-members.

Click the link below to register for the hikes! Can't make it October 7th? These guided hikes will be held every Saturday in the month of October.
Bob Jones Nature Center
Bob Jones Nature CenterThursday, September 28th, 2017 at 3:36pm
When you plant natives in the right spot, you cut down on your landscaping budget by keeping plants alive and healthy. Exotic, fussy plants often end up dying and need replacing. Stop by on Saturday for #Pollinator Paradise and learn which plants can survive our long, hot summers and those icy cold fronts during the winter. http://bit.ly/2hzj6iU
Bob Jones Nature Center
Bob Jones Nature CenterThursday, September 28th, 2017 at 4:46am
Have books you want to donate? Or looking for new books to read? Come check out our Little Free Library donation box right outside the nature center!
Little Free Library is a non-profit organization that awakens a love for reading, builds a stronger community and ignites imagination by creating neighborhood book exchanges around the world! Each year, millions of books are exchanged, which increases access to books for readers or all ages and backgrounds.

Events

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

View a calendar full of upcoming events.

Trails

Learn more about BJNC trails and download a trail map.

Things to Do

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