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New Dinner Series at Trinity River Audubon Center


Leading conservation non-profit organization in the state, Audubon Texas, is pleased to announce the launch of Dining on the Prairie, a new dinner series hosted by Trinity River Audubon Center. The series includes three dinners with chef-inspired menus,
enticing wines, music and fine dining amidst a spectacular view of the Great Trinity Forest.  Continue reading

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Graham Dodds “Meal in the Meadow” Benefits Trinity River Audubon Center

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Trinity River Audubon Center is hosting a very special event on October 23rd with an evening under the Texas sky featuring craft beers, wine grown and bottled right here in Texas, and delectable dishes composed by Wayward Sons executive chef Graham Dodds. Plates will be created with fresh produce and sustainably-raised meats from nearby farms and ranches, served family-style in the meadow on the restored native prairie bordering the lush Great Trinity Forest.   Continue reading

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Chef Hage “Meal in the Meadow” Benefits Trinity River Audubon Center

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Trinity River Audubon Center will host a fall fundraising dinner: Songbird Supper, a Meal in the Meadow. Proceeds will support outdoor education for north Texas children and wildlife habitat restoration. Renowned Dallas Chef, Sharon Hage will design the meal to showcase produce and sustainably raised meats from nearby farms and ranches.  We will celebrate the harvest with custom crafted beers and Texas wine.

The scene will be set for an unforgettable evening with the community table meandering through a spectacular meadow along the edge of the Great Trinity Forest.  Skeins of geese in the autumn sky, coyotes yipping in the far distance, a confetti of leaves floating on a cool breeze; it is sure to be a magical fall evening benefiting Trinity River Audubon Center.   Continue reading


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Scissor-Tails and Cocktails Benefits Trinity River Audubon Center May 8

texas great horned owlsby Steven Doyle Trinity River Audubon Center’s signature event, Scissor-tails & Cocktails, presented by the Omni Dallas, is the party to support outdoor education for North Texas children.  With tasty treats from celebrity chefs, s’mores around the campfire, birds of prey, live music from the Dallas Family Band, a silent auction and so much more, it’s a fun and festive celebration benefiting Trinity River Audubon Center’s outdoor educational programs for kids. Ben Jones, Trinity’s Center Director, says “At Audubon Texas, we’re passionate about connecting kids to nature and building a foundation for conservation stewardship. Kids from Pleasant Grove to Preston Hollow from Lakewood to Lake Highlands and Oak Cliff to East Dallas – kids from every background and stripe; we believe every child deserves a proper introduction to the outdoors – No child left inside!”   Continue reading

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A Feathered Affair October 19th, Buy Your Tickets Now

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This weekend you will want to check out A Feathered Affair, a special fundraising event that will be held at the Trinity River Audubon Center (TRAC). The event will help upgrade and repair the Outdoor Wildlife Pond in the Children’s Discovery Garden and to support its science and environmental education program that reaches more than 22,000 Dallas pre-K through 12 students annually. The event is scheduled from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 19, at TRAC, 6500 S. Loop 12 (Great Trinity Forest Blvd.) in Dallas.

The event will feature an all-star lineup of local chefs including Jeff Harris (Bolsa & Bolsa Mercado), Nathan Tate (Boulevardier), Chad Houser (Café Momentum), Graham Dodds (Hibiscus) and Abraham Salum (Komali & Salum). Award-winning wines and signature drinks will be featured. Highlighting a silent auction will be unique birdhouses created by local artists. The auction will be conducted throughout the evening.    Continue reading

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Audubon Society Fundraiser at The Trinity River Audubon Center

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Funny, the day started with rain but ended with one of the most interesting and unusual charity events of the year. The Audubon Society invited me to their Scissor-Tails and Cocktails Auction Fund Raiser at the Trinity River Audubon Center. I have to admit that I have never been to the extensive preserved area that they have just ten minutes from downtown Dallas. I had no idea about the spectacular building designed by Antoine Predock . I didn’t know that Texas has more species of birds than any other state. I had not walked the miles of trails through the preservation area or seen the lakes.            Continue reading

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