Botanical Research Institute of Texas in Fort Worth will offer Prairie Day, its popular spring festival fun for families, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 13. There is no admission charge for the seventh annual event.
Highlights of the annual festival:
Learning about hardy, Texas-native plants as well as the culture and natural history that define our region through activities and games for the whole family.
40-plus discovery booths and exhibitors from All Saints Episcopal School Solar car team, Barking Cat Farm, Log Cabin Village, Resurrected Rejects with Bird Feeders, SunPro Solar, Texas Bluebird Society, Texan by Nature and more
Live music from Matt Snook (www.mattsnookmusic.com), Hartley Hall, (http://hartleyhallmusic.com) and Amber Leigh White (www.amberleighwhite.com)
Petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, balloon twisters and children’s crafts by Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
Birds of Prey presented by the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
World of Reptiles presented by the Texas Discovery Gardens
Composting and cooking demonstrationsAnimals from Animal Hope Pet Adoptions
Bella’s Story Time read for preschoolers
Guided prairie walks and BRIT tours
Giveaways from Bartlett Tree Experts and Seville Farms, along with raffle prizes
Food trucks available for food and beverage purchases