655 Martin Ln., Seagoville
Free with admission (admission is $5, $4 for seniors 60+ and free for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult)
Saturday, Sept. 16
10-11:30 a.m. 

Head southeast about 40 minutes from Richardson to explore the John Bunker Sands Wetland Center, located in the middle of the North Texas Municipal Water District’s (NTMWD) 2,000-acre East Fork Wetland Project. The project provides a unique, natural process that helps purify Richardson’s water supply (and that of other NTMWD member cities) while at the same time creating wildlife habitat and enhancing the environment. Walk the Center’s boardwalks with a guided tour every third Saturday of each month and learn about the mammals, birds, amphibians and plants that call the wetland home. Wear a hat, close-toed shoes, bring some insect repellent and a water bottle. 

No reservations required. (Groups of eight or more, contact the center at 972-474-9100.) 

Website: www.wetlandcenter.com