Camera adventure

Prairie Wildlife and Wildflower Adventure scheduled for April 24

Join the fun from 2-4 p.m. April 24 at the Prairie Wildlife and Wildflower Adventure hosted by Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Inc, 130 Cunningham Meadows Road, Waxahachie.

Under the guidance of expert master naturalists, learn about the plants, trees, animals and birds that inhabit the Texas Blackland Prairie. There are no admission fees.

This year there will be a special focus on hands-on activities to learn more about the birds of Blackland Prairie, how they benefit us, and how to observe, promote and protect them. Children will have the opportunity to practice archery and distribute wildflower balls. Guided wildflower walks will be available, led by the Indian Trail Chapter of Master Naturalists volunteers.

Invite your family and your children and grandchildren to enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the countryside. Bring your phone or camera to take photos and post them to your favorite social media site. Come prepared with comfortable walking shoes, hats, and sun protection.

Visit the iNaturalist website, hosted by the Indian Trail Chapter of the Master Naturalists, to see all of the beautiful plants and animals that have been sighted on the farm:

inaturalist.org/projects/ellis-county-rural-heritage-farm-inc

The mission of Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Inc is to “preserve and promote public awareness and appreciation of the natural and agricultural heritage of rural Ellis County, Texas.”

To get to the Rural Heritage Farm from Waxahachie, head west from the city limits on FM 66 about two miles (just beyond Scarborough Faire) and turn left/south at the yellow light flashing on Cunningham Meadows Road. The farm is immediately to the right on the west side of Cunningham Meadows Road on a hill.

For more information, contact the Ellis County Museum, Inc. at 972-937-0681 or [email protected]; or visit ruralheritagefarm.org or Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm on Facebook.