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

2018 Summer Calendar

Check out our Summer Calendar Here!

2018 Summer Calendar.pdf

  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Dragonfly Class

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jewels of the Air - Dragonflys
Come and learn about the "Jewels of the Air" with Wetland Steward Tom Fleming. Through photographs that Tom has taken, you will learn about the types of of dragonflies found in the wetland, their behavior and their unique anatomy that makes them one of the most amazing insects! After some classroom time, you will go out to look for and identify these jewels for yourself.
Dragonfly Flyer.pdf

  • Date: Saturday, July 7, 2018
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • Cost: Free with $5 entry fee; Members - Free
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Wednesday Family Fun Days

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Compass: The Way to Go - Learn to use one & hunt for treasure!
To register contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or
email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
Click here for 2018 Family Fun Days Schedule.

  • Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • Cost: $6 per Child, Parents Free
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Wednesday Family Fun Days

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Weathering the Weather - No more guessing. Learn to forecast!
To register contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or
email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
Click here for 2018 Family Fun Days Schedule.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • Cost: $6 per Child, Parents Free
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Wednesday Family Fun Days

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Nature: an A+ Mathematician - Designed by the numbers!
To register contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or
email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
Click here for 2018 Family Fun Days Schedule.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • Cost: $6 per Child, Parents Free
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Wednesday Family Fun Days

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Damsels & Dragonflies - The "flying jewels of nature"!
To register contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or
email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
Click here for 2018 Family Fun Days Schedule.

  • Date: Wednesday, August 1, 2018
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • Cost: $6 per Child, Parents Free
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center

Wednesday Family Fun Days

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fantastic Beasts! - Find them here!
To register contact Linda Dunn at 972-474-9100 or
email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com
Click here for 2018 Family Fun Days Schedule.

  • Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018
  • Time: 10am - 12pm
  • Cost: $6 per Child, Parents Free
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center