April 07, 2022

300 Miles Away and Still Enjoying Oliver Nature Park

Thanks to iNaturalist, I am still enjoying Oliver Nature Park even though I now live 300 miles away. Having explored the park from its opening in January, 2014, through February, 2020, I feel as if I'm walking the trails and disovering the plants, insects, birds, etc. with you, the photographer. So, I thank you for participating in iNat and posting your observations here. When I lived in Mansfield, I maintained a list of the Flora of ONP. Just recently, I discovered a species that I had given an incorrect ID and added it to the list. If anyone would like to have that list, email me at suzetterogers@att.net. Warning: it's a l-o-n-g list. There are 589 documented species and 18 undocumented. Documented means photos are on iNat; undocumented means reported before this project was created. I look forward to seeing many more photos of the wonderful nature that occurs at ONP daily!

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February 17, 2021

City Nature Challenge 2021 April 30-May 3

The City Nature Challenge is a 4-day celebration of urban nature! Cities aound the globe will be competing to find the most wild plants and animals in their cities. Help YOUR city become the next City Nature Challenge Champion!

Oliver Nature Park is the perfect place to add some observations for this global challenge!

April 30 - May 3 Taking pictures of wild plants and animals.
May 4 - May 9 Identifying what was found.

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March 09, 2020

Nature at Night, Saturday, March 21, 2020

Join us for an exciting evening exploring nature at night. There will be many activities taking place including games, crafts, owl pellet dissection, glow-in-the-dark geology, making s'mores by the campfire, live animals, storytellers, and night hikes with a naturalist. We will identify some of the sounds and sights of natural night life! Pre-registration required for all ages, including parents. Children 1 year of age and under can attend free of charge with a paid adult.
Pre-registration required. https://apm.activecommunities.com/mansfield/Activity_Search/11545

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October 16, 2019

Backyard Bird Count on Saturday, February 15, 2020

Great Backyard Bird Count is a FREE family event at Oliver Nature Park. Join
us to participate in Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon
Society Great Backyard Bird Count. Families will count the birds at Oliver
Nature Park to help the citizen‐science project of collecting data on wild
birds. Activities will include games, making bird feeders, and nature walks.

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April 26, 2018

City Nature Challenge April 27-30!

The City Nature Challenge is a 4-day celebration of urban nature! From April 27-30, cities around the globe will be competing to find the most wild plants and animals in their cities. Help YOUR city become the next City Nature Challenge Champion!

Oliver Nature Park is the perfect place to add some observations for this global challenge! Help DFW defend its title!

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October 13, 2017

Mini Bio Blitz on Saturday, October 21st from 9:00am- Noon

Nature lovers, join us for a Fall mini Bio Blitz where we will document
the organisms at Oliver Nature Park. Whether you’re an experienced
iNaturalist or just learning, a naturalist will be there to help you document and
upload your finds!

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February 07, 2017

Great Backyard Bird Count

Saturday, February 18th, 9 am ‐ 12 pm

Great Backyard Bird Count is a FREE family event at Oliver Nature Park. Join
us to participate in Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon
Society Great Backyard Bird Count. Families will count the birds at Oliver
Nature Park to help the citizen‐science project of collecting data on wild
birds. Activities will include games, making bird feeders, and nature walks.

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October 13, 2016

Nature at Night

Saturday, November 12th, 2016
5:30-8:00 pm

Join us for an exciting evening exploring nature at night. There will be many activities taking place that include: glow-in-the-dark bowling, dissecting owl pellets, glow-in the dark geology, making s’mores by the campfire, and night hikes with a naturalist. We will try to identify some of the sounds and sights of natural night life!

$7/$9 per person (2 years and older). Save $2 with a MAC card. Register at the MAC or online at www.olivernaturepark.com. Registration required. Contact Tiffany Gorrell (tiffany.gorrell@mansfieldtexas.gov) with any questions or concerns.

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September 22, 2016

Rock Art - Friday, September 23rd at 10:00am-11:00am

Have you noticed painted rocks throughout Mansfield? Join us at Oliver Nature Park for Rock Art and paint your own rock to hide! Each registered participant will receive two rocks to paint.

Space is limited so sign up today!

Cost is $2.00 per person - includes 2 rocks and all painting supplies!

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September 15, 2016

Painting at the Park on Saturday, September 17th from 10am -noon

Join us for a painting class at Oliver Nature Park to paint a Barred Owl with an artist (12 yrs and up). You will be lead in creating a master piece at this easy-to-follow painting class for all painting abilities. You will be guided step by step by the instructor throughout the class. All materials will be supplied. Pre-registration required.

$30/35 Save $5 with MAC membership. Register at the MAC or online at www.olivernaturepark.com. Contact Tiffany Gorrell (tiffany.gorrell@mansfieldtexas.gov) with any questions or concerns.

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