talk: Texas Master Naturalists, Blackland Prairie chapter
talk: Texas Master Naturalists, Blackland Prairie chapter

10oct7:00 pm8:30 pmtalk: Texas Master Naturalists, Blackland Prairie chapterWild DFW: A Deep Dive into North Texas Ecotone & its Natural Wonders

Event Details

Oct 10 Tue at 7 to 8:30 pm
Doors will open at 6:00 PM
Zoom meeting waiting room will open at 6:45 PM
Business Meeting will begin at 7:00 PM
Naturalist Talk will begin at 7:30 PM (approximately)

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, Science Resource Center
1 Nature Pl, McKinney, TX 75069

Zoom option

Blackland Prairie chapter Texas Master Naturalists

Wild DFW: A Deep Dive into North Texas Ecotone & its Natural Wonders

45-min Powerpoint plus 5 to 10-min Q&A, followed by book signing (1-hour slot). Suitable for advanced-training credit. 

Author Amy Martin shares the fun yet nerdy naturalist material from Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth. Why is North Texas an epic ecotone? What is the Great Trinity Forest the easternmost example of? How do tilted layers of bedrock shape our three ecoregions, foster a plethora of soil types, and lead to our plant and wildlife diversity and why did it tilt? From the ancient inland ocean and melting ice caps that forged North Texas to the goliath creeks and many forks of the Trinity, learn how water shapes our landscape. Learn of places to experience these tenets firsthand from the book’s 25 hiking adventures. Enjoy astounding photography by skilled naturalists of hardwood bottomland forests, soaring limestone escarpments, vast wetlands and winding waterways, rare remnants of Blackland and Fort Worth Prairies, and well-preserved swaths of Eastern Cross Timbers “cast iron forest.” Get to know a diverse community of volunteers working for nature.

Doors will open at 6 pm for socializing.

Join us for our special partial solar eclipse prairie walk at Parkhill Prairie on Oct. 14 Sat. See calendar for details.

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