talk & panel & walk — Denton County: North Texas Nature Hotspot
talk & panel & walk — Denton County: North Texas Nature Hotspot

19nov10:00 am12:00 pmtalk & panel & walk — Denton County: North Texas Nature Hotspot

Event Details

Sat. Nov. 18, 10 to 12 pm (note changed time)

Lewisville Thrive, Dogwood Room

1950 S Valley Pkwy, Lewisville, TX 75067

Sponsored by Friends of LLELA.

Denton County: North Texas Nature Hotspot

Denton, Lewisville, and the upper metroplex are a big part of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth. The author, Amy Martin, will share material from the book about how Denton County is home to three of the five largest (from 2600 to 3700 acres) nature parks and preserves in North Texas: Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center (Denton), Ray Roberts Lake State Park (Pilot Point), and Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. That’s bragging rights!

Also, Bob Jones Nature Center (Southlake) sits amid 700 acres of Eastern Cross Timbers habitat held by US Army Corps of Engineers that has over 20 miles of natural trails. Lewisville Lake also has extensive natural trails on USACE land on its western flank. Significant nature entities just south of the county line include Colleyville Nature Center and Coppell Nature Park.

After this orientation, a panel will delve deeper into Denton County nature: 
   • moderator, Amy Martin (Wild DFW) 
   • Jerry Hamby (Denton Co, LLELA)
   • Scott Keister (LLELA)
   • Pat Thompson (Ray Roberts, LLELA)
   • Clay Thurmond (Clear Creek)
   • Anne Beckmann (Friends of Northeast Denton)
   • Diane Wetherbee (Flower Mound/Colleyville/Coppell)

Afterwards, Elm Fork Master Naturalists will lead a walk in the adjacent Thrive Nature Park.