Oct 29 Sat at 1 to 4:30 pm Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth,
Oct 29 Sat at 1 to 4:30 pm
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76135
Join us on Sunday October 29 from 1 to 2:30 pm for a talk by author and naturalist Amy Martin from her book, Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth. Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge has its own chapter and the director Rob Denkhaus is featured in discussions of Eastern Cross Timbers. The refuge’s former director Suzanne Tuttle shares her knowledge of Fort Worth Prairies in the book.
Then a short drive to the Wild Plum Trailhead where we’ll recreate part of a hike from the book. With the imitable Kate Morgan at the helm, we’ll take Wild Plum and the Riverbottom Trail past the historic chinkapin to the Lotus Marsh. Expects lots of waterfowl action at the marsh, and maybe a gator or two (from the safety of the boardwalk).
Wild DFW: A Deep Dive into North Texas Ecotone & its Natural Wonders
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? From the ancient inland ocean and melting ice caps that forged North Texas, to the goliath creeks and many forks of the Trinity, get clear on how water shapes our local landscape. Discover places to experience these tenets firsthand. Enjoy astounding photography by skilled naturalists of hardwood bottomland forests and Eastern Cross Timbers, soaring limestone escarpments, lush wetlands, and rare remnants of Blackland and Fort Worth Prairies. Get to know a diverse community of volunteers working for nature.