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Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Road
Southlake, Texas 76092

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Hummingbird numbers peak during September in North Texas! Tiny, colorful birds with iridescent feathers zip from feeder to flower at the Bob Jones Nature Center. Their name comes from the fact that they flap their wings so fast (about 80 times per second) that they make a humming noise!

Master Naturalist George McBride will share his expert knowledge about this fascinating breed of birds. Sign up to learn about our local hummers.

Humble Hummingbird Facts

  • Hummingbirds can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species).
  • They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so.
  • Hummingbirds can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s or 54 km/h.


Welcome to a unique opportunity to explore and discover. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is here to help you appreciate the beauty and understand the importance of our Cross Timbers ecosystem. Come to hike, bird, or learn more about this precious North Central Texas habitat. The Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is a City of Southlake park, 501(3)(c) nonprofit, and a treasure for all of us. The mission of Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve is to restore and preserve the Eastern Cross Timbers ecosystem through environmental leadership, education, and compatible outdoor activities. - Contact Bob Jones Nature Center at