Conservation

Bird conservation is at the core of what we do.

Photo: Sean Fitzgerald

In 1999, on an exploratory hike, amateur naturalist David Hurt discovered a stand of flowering dogwoods (Cornus florida), a rare and remarkable find, as the flowering dogwood is common to the Pineywoods and post oak belts of East Texas, but is generally absent from shallow clay soils of limestone regions to the West. This was the first of many rare flora and fauna discoveries in Dogwood Canyon. Learn more about our rare, wild habitat, it's wildlife, and how you can help our conservation efforts. 

Native Plants
Conservation

Native Plants

Several rare native species are found in Dogwood Canyon.

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Canyon Geology
Conservation

Canyon Geology

Dogwood Canyon & the White Escarpment

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Citizen Science
Citizen Science

Citizen Science

Help wildlife by participating in real scientific data collection. It's fun, good for you, and connects you to people all over the world monitoring species for science.

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Volunteering

Volunteering

Volunteering is an exciting and rewarding way to participate with Audubon.

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How you can help, right now