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Posted on: October 15, 2018

Fall Monarch Migration and Pollinator BioBlitz

The temperatures are starting to drop, and the Monarch butterflies are working their way south.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: July 20, 2018

Why is There a Leash Law in Dallas? A Wildlife Perspective

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Unless you are in a designated, fenced in dog park, your dog must be on a leash. Recently we have heard of off-leash dogs being chased or bitten by coyotes at certain parks.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: March 1, 2018

Driving on City Parks is Prohibited

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Just a friendly reminder, it is against City Ordinance 32-8 to drive any type of motorized vehicle on a City park.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: February 15, 2018

Springing into Action!

As we head into the Spring season, there are several projects that you should know about!

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: January 10, 2018

Rare American Black Duck Spotted at White Rock Lake Park

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A very unique and rare visitor to Texas has recently been spotted at Sunset Bay in White Rock Lake Park, the American Black Duck (Anas rubripes). The bird is being seen in company of Mallards near trail marker 176L

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: November 17, 2017

Birding in Dallas Parks

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Fall is here and it is a great time to get outside and explore Dallas parks.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: September 12, 2017

Harry S. Moss Park Prairie Restoration Update

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There are some exciting things going on with the assorted prairie restoration projects around Dallas Park and Recreation Department properties. The most noticeable of these efforts is some recent brush removal at Harry S. Moss Park in northeast Dallas.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: July 7, 2017

Algae in Dallas Park and Recreation Lake

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Summer is the time of year where we start seeing various shades of green, blue, red and brown in Dallas area water bodies.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: July 6, 2017

Pollinator Week

Do you like to look at the pretty flowers and breathe clean air? If you said yes, thank a pollinator!

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Dallas Park and Recreation Statement on Geese Disappearing at White Rock Lake

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Dallas Park and Recreation Department received a citizen report that geese are disappearing from White Rock Lake. Citizens are encouraged to call 911 if they witness the theft or abuse of animal life on park property.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: April 24, 2017

DFW Wins National “City Nature Challenge” Competition

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Thank you, citizen scientists for making DFW the national winner of City Nature Challenge. Earlier this month we asked you to join us in submitting pictures of plants, animals and other living organisms that make up our diverse ecosystem.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: April 12, 2017

City Nature Challenge

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Looking for a fun activity to get outside and enjoy nature? If so, join us for the 2017 Nature City Challenge on April 14-18. It’s a nationwide effort to get out, observe and document the incredible biological diversity found within the city.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: March 20, 2017

Spring Has Sprung at our Dallas Parks

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Spring has arrived in Dallas. So what does this mean for nature in Dallas parks?

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: February 7, 2017

Harry S. Moss Prairie Restoration

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The Dallas Park and Recreation Department has identified the prairie remnant at Harry S. Moss Park as a priority for restoration.

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For more information on our restoration efforts Urban Biologist
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Busy Beavers

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Beavers provide good environmental services for our parks but they create some challenges and the Dallas Park and Recreation Department is doing its part to minimize those.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: December 8, 2016

Winter Brings an Increase in Coyote Sightings

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Winter has arrived in Dallas and that means an increase in coyote sightings. Coyotes sightings increase as they search for food.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: September 12, 2016

Think Again Before You Feed the Ducks

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Over the years we’ve learned that wildlife feeding is not the best idea. In fact, wildlife feeding tends to be the cause of many problems.

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For more watch this FOX 4 report… Urban Biologist
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Urban Biologist Working to Save Endangered Blackland Prairie

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Dallas Park and Recreation received help from three of the state’s top plant and prairie experts to conduct a formal assessment of White Rock’s prairie remnants. Read how the department is working to improve the conditions of this endangered ecosystem.

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For more information on our Urban Biologist... Urban Biologist
Posted on: April 17, 2016

Snake Season is Upon Us

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Spring is here and outdoor activity is at its peak in Dallas parks and on trails. While you are out, keep in mind that if it feels really good to you, it probably feels really good for a lot of wild animals. That of course includes snakes.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: June 17, 2016

Citizen Scientists Help Us Inventory Park Ecosystems at BioBlitz

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Some 34 citizens joined the Dallas Park and Recreation Department for its first ever BioBlitz

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Learn more about the iNaturalist project! Urban Biologist
Posted on: June 3, 2016

Become a Citizen Scientist at BioBlitz

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Nature lovers, now’s your chance to become a volunteer Citizen Scientist for the City of Dallas Park and Recreation. Join us Saturday, June 11 for our first ever BioBlitz.

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REGISTER NOW... Urban Biologist
Posted on: March 24, 2016

Dallas Park and Recreation has sprung into spring

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As you head out this weekend to celebrate Easter with family and friends, we want to personally invite you to visit our Dallas parks and trails. Our Park Maintenance Services Division has been working hard to roll out the red, or green carpet for you.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: April 17, 2016

City of Dallas Park and Recreation Launches Pollinator Conservation Program

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The pollinator conservation program will help the declining pollinator population and you too are encouraged to join in the effort.

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Urban Biologist
Posted on: May 10, 2016

Dallas Park and Recreation Activates Feral Hog Abatement Program

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Feral Hogs are a menace to our City and are causing tens of thousands of dollars in property damage every year.

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Feral Hog Abatement Briefing Urban Biologist