Texas Outdoors | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Taking a journey through local outdoor adventures

Tuesday, Jul 5, 2016

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire Ants Forced to Higher Ground By Heavy Rainfall

Fire ants, usually in hiding underground during the hot and dry summer months, are more active right now because of higher than usual rainfall.

Wednesday, Jun 29, 2016

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Fourth of July Lake Goers: Beware of Invasive Species

Anyone with big plans to party on the lake in celebration of the Fourth should be aware of an invasive species that is taking over three more lakes in Texas.

Tuesday, Jun 7, 2016

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

Feral Hogs Cause Damage in Flower Mound

One Flower Mound property owner says wild hogs are causing a lot of damage, and he's worried the creatures could become more of a problem if they're left uncontrolled.

Monday, Jun 6, 2016

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator Sightings Becoming More Common in North TX

Gator sightings are common at Lake Worth and other areas across North Texas, but recent heavy rainfall and a growing population are leading to more people encountering the creatures.

Wednesday, Jun 1, 2016

NTX Lake Hosts Global Cliff Diving Competition

NTX Lake Hosts Global Cliff Diving Competition

The third annual Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, a global high diving competition, will kick off their 2016 season right here in North Texas.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Lake Businesses Brace for Uncertain Season

Lake Businesses Brace for Uncertain Season

Some workers making a living off of North Texas lakes fear this summer season could quickly become a repeat of last year if rainy forecasts come true.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Lake and Boating Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Lake and Boating Safety for Memorial Day Weekend

Stay safe while on the water this Memorial Day Weekend, with these safety tips.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Beatrix the Falcon Still Not Cleared To Fly

Beatrix the Falcon Still Not Cleared To Fly

More than two months after she arrived, a rare Peregrine falcon remains at the Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Hutchins.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Trail Could Bridge North, South Dallas Divide

Trail Could Bridge North, South Dallas Divide

For years southern Dallas residents have been waiting for the city to fulfill its promise to bring more hiking and biking trails to the area. The Trinity Forest Spine Trail could be the answer.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Bald Eagle Hit By Truck in Cleburne

Bald Eagle Hit By Truck in Cleburne

A bald eagle that was hit by a truck driver in Cleburne Wednesday morning is recovering.

Top Stories
Child Dies After Being Left in Hot Car: Dallas Police

Child Dies After Being Left in Hot Car: Dallas Police

A child left in a hot vehicle has died, according to the Dallas Fire Department.

4 Dead after Cowboys Bus Collision in West Arizona

4 Dead after Cowboys Bus Collision in West Arizona

A Dallas Cowboys tour bus collided with a van 80 miles southeast of Las Vegas. No one on the bus was hurt.

3,300 Local Pets Adopted for Clear the Shelters

3,300 Local Pets Adopted for Clear the Shelters

More than 3,000 animals were adopted Saturday at animal shelters across North Texas during the annual Clear the Shelters event.

Adopting a Pet Won't Change Your Lifestyle or Break the Bank

Adopting a Pet Won't Change Your Lifestyle or Break the Bank

Owning a pet is a big responsibility, but it can fit any lifestyle and budget by considering these simple facts

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign as DNC Chair

Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Resign as DNC Chair

Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz says she will step down at end of party's convention. DNC Vice Chair Donna Brazile will serve as interim chair through the election. The announcement...

Man Fatally Shot at Grand Prairie Sports Bar

Man Fatally Shot at Grand Prairie Sports Bar

A man was shot to death at a Grand Prairie sports bar Sunday at around 3 a.m., according to Grand Prairie police.