Established in 2005 on land once occupied with apartments, the five-acre Twelve Hills Nature Center is being restored to Blackland Prairie –the predominant ecoregion of North Texas for thousands of years. Less than 0.5% of the Blackland Prairie ecosystem remains intact, making restoration projects like ours all the more crucial to maintaining native biodiversity and North Texas’s ecological and cultural heritage.
Watch your step, as you move throughout the nature preserve you’ll find remnants of the old apartment complex. Bricks in the walkway, old telephone pole stumps, and bits of rebar can be seen poking out of the ground.
Please enjoy your walk around our little slice of blackland prairie.