Wild DFW: The Southwest EscarpmentCelebrating the Southwest Escarpment section and Cedar Ridge Preserve chapter of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth (Timber Press) by
Wild DFW: The Southwest Escarpment
Celebrating the Southwest Escarpment section and Cedar Ridge Preserve chapter of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth (Timber Press) by Amy Martin.
talk & walk
Sept 5 Tue at 6 to 8 pm
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75249
Attendance limited; please register: https://wilddfwtalkandwalk.eventbrite.com
In a 15-minute talk, followed by book signing, Amy Martin will discuss the Austin Chalk escarpment that slices across the southwest corner of Dallas County, so epic it forces the West Fork of the Trinity to divert from a diagonal flow to nearly east-west. It gave Mountain Creek, impounded to create Joe Pool Lake, its name. Learn how this ancient limestone gives way to softer Eagle Ford Shale, creating the preserve’s impressive vistas, and how historic environmentalist Ned Fritz was the first to highlight the area.
Followed by a walk recreating the one featured in the Cedar Ridge Preserve chapter with Tom Willard and preserve manager Cynthia Bennett. Audubon Dallas birders will be on hand to help identify bird, especially migrators. We’ll conclude with sunset at the Bluebonnet Trail observation towers.
In cooperation with Audubon Dallas https://audubondallas.org/ and…