Welcome to Twelve Hills Nature Center

We appreciate your support!

Explore Twelve Hills

Whether through one of our guided walks or on your own, there is plenty to discover at Twelve Hills Nature Center. Established in 2005 on reclaimed land in the heart of North Oak Cliff, volunteers have worked tirelessly to restore land back to the native Blackland Prairie, providing habitat for wildlife, educational opportunities for local schools, and a place of refuge for neighbors and nature lovers. Come out and see for yourself!

Volunteer Works Days

Volunteer Days at THNC

Every Sunday
8:30 am – 10:30 am
(weather permitting)

Additional support opportunities

native bee

Pollinator Parade

Fall means migration! 
Here are some pollinators you might see now at Twelve Hills.

More species guides

Learn More About Twelve Hills

Watch a quick video to learn what we do at Twelve Hills to restore natural blackland prairie and to educate our neighborhood on the importance of preserving our special ecosystem.

About Twelve Hills Nature Center

Nature Center News

April 10, 2024

Living in Harmony with America’s Song Dog

September 1, 2021

North Texas Giving Day Opens 9/1/21

August 31, 2020

North Texas Giving Day 2020 begins on September 1st!

August 31, 2020

New Water Pipeline at Twelve Hills

August 31, 2020

Mario Muñoz – September Volunteer of the Month

In all things of nature, there is something of the marvelous

– Aristotle

Thank you to our 2022 Matching Donors!

Twelve Hills Nature Center’s major 2022 fundraiser will be held through North Texas Giving Day on Thursday, September 23, 2022.

Early giving begins on September 1.

Donations can be made here

Please join our matching gift donors and help us reach the combined match of $6000:

Methodist Dallas Medical Center
Oak Cliff Gardeners
Good Space
Turn Compost
David Washburn
Scott Chase and Debra Witter,
Kessler Travel, Irene & Leonard Elis, Kathi Allman,
P-Tree Garden Concepts, LLC,
West Kessler Neighborhood Assoc.

Your gift will help us care for the beautiful developing Blackland Prairie and butterfly garden, and provide a place for peaceful walks, nature education and a home for wildlife and native plants.

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