Thursday, March 19, 2009
A Trip to the Trinity River Audubon Center
Today was the third Thursday of the month, so that means it was free admission to the Trinity River Audubon Center. This was our first visit. It was an interesting place, built it an eco-green style (recycled blue jeans for insulation, solar panels for electricity, etc.) and some nice hands-on displays that kids love, as well as some classrooms and research places. The building was, in general, more impressive than the hiking trails, which were so short we did them all in slow motion in less than three hours.
There were way too many noisy people there to do see many birds (it is spring break, so lots of kids were there enjoying the place), but I did get a very cool photo of a killdeer scolding us for getting too close:
I don't know what kind of sparrow this is, but I think it is a sparrow. Anybody know?