Trinity River Audubon Center Opening Weeekend

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Patrick Michels

Even a four-pound red-tailed hawk can get pretty heavy after sitting on your arm all day.

The new Trinity River Audubon Center opened October 18, built on acres of reclaimed old landfill -- a trash heap that caught fire in 1997 and burned for a month. Ten years later, the eco-friendly nature learning center and miles of trails mark the first big project completed along the much-maligned Trinity River.

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