Upcoming Events

Bird Tours

Beginning-Intermediate Walk & Talk Bird Tour - 1st Saturday Every Month
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 Bird Tours are back for the Fall!
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 tour includes special limited access by carpooling with the Leaders into the Wetland.

  • Beginner-Intermediate: This program will be cancelled if it is raining on the day of the event.
  • Date: First Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 7am-9am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free
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  • Advanced Bird Tours:
  • Date: Saturday, October 5
    Saturday, November 2
    7:00 - 9:00am
  • Cost: $10.00
    Registration Required

Third Saturday of Every Month

Guided Boardwalk Tour

What better way to enjoy the wetland than by getting into the wetland via our boardwalk. Join a Wetland Staff member for a guided walk and learn about the many cool things happening in the wetland. Learn about the mammals, birds, amphibian ands plants that call the wetland their home. Wear a hat, bring some insect repellent and a water bottle, and you will be off for an adventure. No reservations required!

  • Date: Third Saturday of the Month
  • Time: 10am-11:30am
  • Cost: Free with $5 admission, Members Free

Celebrate Sunrise Saturdays

Coffee and Pastries at Sunrise!

November 16 at 7:00am; December 21 at 7:25am - Center Hours are 7:00am - 4:00pm

Call 972-474-9100 or email ldunn@wetlandcenter.com with any questions.
Fall 2019 Sunrise Saturdays.pdf

  • Date: Nov. 16; Dec. 21, 2019
  • Time:Sunrise
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
  • Cost:Free with General Admission

YeeHaw! Wings Over The Wetland 2019

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - SOLD OUT!

Our HOEDOWN is sold out! We're sorry if you let this doggie get away, but all the tickets for the WOW fundraiser have been sold. No need to cry in yer beer; 2020 will be our tenth anniversary year, and we'll be celebrating with an even bigger fandango!



  • Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019 SOLD OUT!
  • Time:5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Where: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center