If you enjoy spending time outdoors, don't miss the Elm Fork Nature Preserve.
The land was purchased by the Bramblitt family in 1861 as a woodright. It was never clear-cut, and more than one hundred years later, the forty acres were donated to the city of Carrollton as a self-contained ecosystem.
Visitors can explore the trails daily from dusk to dawn, and along the way, they'll spot a variety of bird species. They include:
Green Heron - Green herons are striking birds as they display a velvet-green back, rich chestnut body, and a rich cap. They usually hunt in shallow water and are one of the few bird species to use a tool. To entice fish, they make a lure out of objects such as bread crumbs and earthworms and drop it on the water's surface.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo - Yellow-billed cuckoos often stay well hidden, though once spotted, they're easy to identify as they feature white underparts and bold white spots on the underside of their tails. They are one of the only bird species that can eat hairy caterpillars, and birdwatchers may hear their primal-sounding croaking call that's made in response to a loud noise.
Northern Mockingbird - Northern mockingbirds are medium in size and display gray-brown feathers and two white bars on each wing. They are rather noisy, and both males and females mimic the sounds of other birds and even frogs.
The Elm Fork Nature Preserve is just one of the outdoor attractions that you can enjoy if you call our apartments in Texas home. Please contact us to arrange a tour so we can show you our luxurious community firsthand.