Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest

Things to Do

Trout Lilly in bloom

During the Covid-19 safety activities, getting outdoors can have positive effects on mind and body. Please get outside an enjoy the Preserve’s trails while still practicing social distancing. A map of the trails is available here. A map to the guided interpretive trail is available here.

Collections from the Field

Collections from the Field is a place-based community project that works at the intersection of art and the environment to offer a place for artistic contemplation, idea sharing, and reflection on the natural beauty of Spring Creek Forest Preserve located in Garland, Texas. This site functions as an online gallery space that emulates the creative storytelling of a field notebook to showcase art done by people like you that reflects the beauty, history, and ecology of Spring Creek Forest Preserve. View more at

Monthly Work Session

We told you we would be back! On this coming Saturday, July 11, come to our work session at 1787 Holford. Just two hours in the cool of the morning – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  No problem staying 6 feet apart – there is plenty of space and it will make you feel like a new person to get out in the middle of nature and help the Preserve. However, face masks are required, at least while you check in. After that, if you have enough space, you can remove the mask.

We will break into teams and do several projects: weed the native plant garden, clean out some woody plants that have dared to grow in the middle of our space, and keep pushing back the forest which really wants to take over the prairie. Each team will have a knowledgeable volunteer so you know exactly what plants should be removed.

BRING WATER. Also, even in the heat, wear work gloves, long pants, protective eye-wear, and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns.  If you have them, bring loppers and/or small tree saws. And, don’t forget, face masks are required.

All participants and the parents of minors must sign our Liability Waiver.  All minors 16 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by an adult.  For Master Naturalists, this counts as Volunteer Hours on the Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest project.

Also, note Saturday, August 1, 8:00 a.m. is the next work sessions. The location will be announced later.

4th Sunday Nature Walks

All group walks are Cancelled. Watch for Fall announcements.

  • Important information: The natural-surface trails are not stroller-compatible; everyone must be able to walk approximately 1 mile. Clothing: Even in the heat, wear long pants and sturdy shoes (no sandals) for your protection from poison ivy and thorns. Apply insect repellent. Bring water. .
  • Our guided walks every 4th Sunday of the month are fun, family walks, appropriate for anyone who wants to enjoy a guided walk in the Preserve.

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Speaker Series

Monthly Public Speaker Series: the 1st Tuesday of the month from September to April.   These are the Fall plans.

  • Meeting Time: 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Location:  information to come
  • Tuesday, September 1, 2020: Rick Travis – North Texas Trees
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2020: Becky Bender – Honey Bees
  • Tuesday, November 3, 2020: Gwen Eishen – TBA
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020: Holiday Party
  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021: Bonnie Bradshaw – Coyotes and Critters
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021: TBA
  • Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Jessica Crowley – Frogs
  • Tuesday, April 6, 2021: Courtney Anderson – Migratory Birds
  • Summer break
  • For Master Naturalists, this often counts as 1 hour Advanced Training, but check the MN schedule to be sure.

Do you have suggestions? If you have ideas for speakers or topics for future programs, please email your suggestions to Becky Sans,

May – August 2020: No meetings. This is summer break

Do you have suggestions? If you have ideas for speakers or topics for future programs, please email your suggestions to Becky Sans,

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Make a donation! Your donation helps the all-volunteer Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest offer public lectures, conduct habitat management workdays, and offer public nature walks. Please mail your tax-deductible donation to: Preservation Society for Spring Creek Forest, Attn:  Treasurer, P.O. Box 450176, Garland, TX 75045-0176