Upcoming Events

Monthly Bird Walks

First Saturday of Every Month


Beginning-Intermediate Walk & Talk Bird Walks
Join us as we go on a walking bird tour and learn about the birds who live at the Wetland! Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00a.m. With migration here, it is the perfect time to learn the basics of birding. In this beginner to immediate class, you will learn how to use binoculars, field guides, keep a life-list and what to look for when identifying birds. Enjoy a relaxing morning learning more about the fastest growing spectator sport in America. Free with $5 Admission; Members are Free. Binoculars and Field guides are available for use. For questions contact the Wetland Center.

Advanced Walk & Talk Bird Walks
Join our Master Birder Stewards as they identify and detail the birds of the Wetland. This is an advanced class and the pace will be fast.Those participating are expected to have knowledge regarding bird identification. This walk includes special limited access by carpooling with the Leaders into the Wetland. Meet the tour leaders at the Wetland Center at 7:00 a.m. The Advanced Bird Walk hours are 7:00-10:00am.


  • Beginner-Intermediate:
  • Date: First Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 7am-9am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free
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  • Advanced:
  • Date: First Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 7am-10am
  • Cost: $10/Person, $5/Members
  • Preregistration Required

Third Saturday of Every Month

Bunker's Pond Trail Walk

Join us on the newly opened Bunker's Pond Trail and learn about the natural and cultural history of the area as we walk this 1.8 mile loop trail. The trail begins with a walk through a forested area to a true bottom land hardwood forest, then follows the East Fork on the Trinity River and ends on the Wetland levee roads. This trail is great for families and those who are interseted in learning about native trees, flowers, animals and anything else we find along the way! For questions contact the Wetland Center.

  • Date: Third Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 10am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free

Equipment & Techniques for Wildlife & Landscape Photography

Saturday, March 3, 2018

David Hamblet will be instructing on Equipment & Techniques for Wildlife & Landscape Photography. Topics include dSLR bodies; lenses; teleconverters; filters; tripods; exposure; manual focus; histograms; zone system; and depth of field. Registration required. $15/$10 for members. Call Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
Equipment & Techniques for Wildlife & Landscape Photography.pdf

  • Date: Saturday, March 3, 2018
  • Time: 9 am - noon
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: $15 / $10 for members

Free Food...Wild Edibles

Saturday, March 17, 2018

On this walk, Wetland Steward Bob Richie will share his passion for urban foraging. We'll start with a quick botany lesson on how to positively identify the plants for which we are looking. We will then search out and try some of the fresh and tasty offerings that grow naturally in the area and discuss some useful and medicinal plants that can be found as well. We will also sample some preserved foraged foods that Bob has collected throughout the year. Prepaid Registration required. Space is limited. $10/$5 for members. Call Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
Free Food...Wild Edibles.pdf

  • Date: Saturday, March 17, 2018
  • Time: 10 am - noon
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost: $10 / $5 for members

Mud Bug 5K & 10K Race & Community Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Save The Date for the return of our Mud Bug 5K & 10K race and free Community Day. Details will be available soon as well as the Race sign up! Mark your calendar today!

  • Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
  • Time: TBD
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center