Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center

Where the Texas Hill Country Meets Dallas County

At Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, the ecosystems of east, west and central Texas converge, making the canyon an ideal location for learning about environmental science and nature. Audubon preserves natural habitat of over 200 acres, a portion of the surrounding 3,000+ acre greenbelt near Cedar Hill State Park and Cedar Ridge Preserve, which is managed by Audubon Dallas.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center has over 2 miles of hiking trails reaching the highest elevation in Dallas County and allowing visitors a view of Joe Pool Lake and, on a clear day, to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington and beyond.  The center's Nature Play area with picnic tables, bird blind with a rain catchment system, education animals on site, resident raptors, indoor bird viewing area, nature store, special events and programs enable Dogwood Canyon to serve the community by connecting people with nature, especially thousands of school children that visit on field trips or during Homeschool Days

Set at the mouth of a forested canyon, Dogwood Canyon is one of the few remaining places in Dallas County to observe native trees, grasses, wildflowers, butterflies, birds, insects, reptiles, etc. in a natural setting. The greenbelt area that includes the center is an important stopover for migrating birds and other species.

Dogwood Blooms Guided Hikes
Events

Dogwood Blooms Guided Hikes

The blooms are here! Join a guided hike to reach this off-trail grove of dogwoods. The 3-hour experience includes refreshments, a champagne toast and visit with our American Kestrel.

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Summer Camp - Camp Cedar Hill
Programs

Summer Camp

Encourage your child’s inquisitive nature and prepare him or her for future experiences in science and conservation. Ages 6-11. May 29-July 27. Registration open!

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Academic Programs
Academics

Academic Programs

Introduce your students to nature and customized programming to reinforce TEKS-aligned science concepts.

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Priority Birds
Birds

Priority Birds

The birds whose habitat we protect.

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Happening Now

Badge Programs
Programs

Badge Programs

Get outdoors for adventure & earn all badge requirements at Dogwood Canyon!

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Gain access to exclusive events at six popular DFW attractions
Programs

Kids Club!

Join DFW's exclusive Kids Club! for free special events at partner institutions, including Perot Museum, Dallas Zoo, Trinity River Audubon Center and others.

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Dog Days Saturday
Programs

Dog Days Saturday

Enjoy our trails with your furry friend on Saturdays.

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In 2018, Audubon is joining National Geographic in marking the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are coming together to protect birds today, and for the next 100 years.

Join Us David Morgan/Audubon Photo Awards

In 2018, Audubon is joining National Geographic in marking the centennial of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, the most powerful bird-protection law ever passed. In honor of this milestone, nature lovers around the world are coming together to protect birds today, and for the next 100 years.

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