Raptors of The Mound

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Raptors of The Mound

Time: March 2, 2013 from 2pm to 3pm
Location: The Flower Mound Public Library
Street: 3030 Broadmoor
City/Town: Flower Mound Texas 75022
Website or Map: http://www.fmlibrary.net
Phone: 972-874-6165
Event Type: environmental, education, presentation, birds, of, prey, raptors, hawks, owls, falcons, prairie, the, flower, mound, blackland
Organized By: Tom Kirwan - The Flower Mound Foundation
Latest Activity: Feb 17, 2013

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Flower Mound, Texas - Reconnect a child with nature at the family-friendly Raptors of The Mound program on Saturday, March 2 from 2 PM to 3 PM in the Flower Mound Public Library Program Room, 3030 Broadmoor Lane in Flower Mound.  

Eric Neupert, Executive Director at the Black Land Prairie Raptor Center will present several hawks, owls and falcons that make Flower Mound their home. This program will inspire both adults and children to think actively about ways to help preserve these beautiful birds and their native prairie environment. Neupert said, “There is no better way to learn about birds of prey than to meet them in person!” 

Raptors of The Mound is an admission free event sponsored by The Flower Mound Foundation and will include exhibits by The Aldo Leopold Foundation, The Flower Mound Foundation, Keep Flower Mound Beautiful, LBJ Wildflower Center, Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area, Native Plant Society of Texas and Texas Master Naturalists.

To register, call the Flower Mound Library at 972.874.6165.

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Comment by Tom Kirwan on December 26, 2012 at 4:46am

The Flower Mound

The Flower Mound

The Flower Mound is located at 2400 Flower Mound Road, Flower Mound, Texas, on the northeast corner of the FM3040 and FM2499 crossroads.  This historic site is a 12.576-acre native Tall Grass Prairie segment of the Great American Black Land Prairie.  Nineteenth century settlers named this landmark, The Flower Mound, for the profusion of wildflowers that grow there.

The Flower Mound is also the namesake of Flower Mound, Texas, a town of almost 65,000 in southern Denton County about thirty miles north of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.

Long time Flower Mound resident Otto Consolvo dedicated himself to preserving The Flower Mound from property development.  On July 25, 1983, Consolvo and a group of dedicated citizens succeeded in purchasing the site and placing it into a permanent land conservancy under the care of The Flower Mound Foundation.

On January 11, 1984, The Texas State Historical Commission approved The Flower Mound as a State of Texas Historic site.

The Flower Mound Foundation

The Flower Mound Foundation, a non-profit 501 (C) (3) corporation created on August 11, 1983, consists of a nine member Board of Trustees representing the citizens of Flower Mound. 

The Foundation preserves the original character of The Flower Mound site and encourages related educational, historical, scientific interests.

The Flower Mound Foundation promotes sustainable land-use practices and educates citizens of the Town about the valuable ecosystem services provided by native prairies, native plant and grass communities, beneficial insects, birds and wildlife. 

The Flower Mound Foundation sponsors educational presentations and workshops, field trips and community service volunteer opportunities.

The Flower Mound Foundations records and conveys the historic significance of The Flower Mound site in the development of our community.

The Flower Mound Foundation promotes the scientific study of the native prairie community and its conservation as a natural resource.

For more information, visit www.FaceBook.com/TheFlowerMound or contact us via email at TheMound@verizon.net .

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