Green Neighborhoods: Lakewood overflows with green amenities

Green Neighborhoods: Lakewood overflows with green amenities

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The Lakewood neighborhood, near Lower Greenville Avenue, features a plethora of retail and recreation that appeals to green-minded folks. Photo courtesy of Lakewood Adaptive Rowing. By Amy Martin  Oct. 17, 2017 A pastoral, urban enclave of green elegance, Lakewood boasts genteel homes and sizeable trees on rolling slopes down to White Rock Lake. To its south is Junius Heights, a region of …

North Texas Wild: Funds needed to save Blackland Prairie parcel in Hunt County

North Texas Wild: Funds needed to save Blackland Prairie parcel in Hunt County

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The Native Prairies Association of Texas aims to raise $50,000 to buy the Paul Mathews Prairie in Hunt County. Photos courtesy of NPAT.  By Amy Martin, Sept. 7, 2017 When less than 1 percent of an ecosystem remains, a few thousand acres out of the millions prior, the opportunity to preserve it is a genuinely big deal. Such is the case with the Blackland …

Eclipsestock! North Texas writer witnesses totality in Nebraska

Eclipsestock! North Texas writer witnesses totality in Nebraska

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Amy Martin, third from right, tells GreenSourceDFW what it was like to watch  the total solar eclipse in northwestern Nebraska with 7,000 other nature enthusiasts. Photos courtesy of Amy Martin.  by Amy Martin, Aug. 31, 2017 It was a lark of an idea over dinner with my husband and our friends Tex and Dianne Frossard – Let’s go see the total solar …

Green Neighborhoods: South Oak Cliff is green and growing

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Wildflowers line the park road at Cedar Hill State Park in Cedar Hill. Courtesy of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. EDITOR’S NOTE: GreenSourceDFW.org and Natural Awakenings DFW Edition are partnering in a series called Green Neighborhoods. Over the year, we are exploring the eco-friendly neighborhoods in North Texas with Green Source DFW reporter Amy Martin as our guide. Amy will show readers …

North Texas Wild: DFW bunny lovers double down to help abandoned pet rabbits

North Texas Wild: DFW bunny lovers double down to help abandoned pet rabbits

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By Amy Martin   July 4, 2017 If you think GSDFW rabbit stories are multiplying, Amy did a story on a wild rabbit rescue group called Rabbit Rescue in April.  The following article is about the Bunny Burrow, a Fort Worth-based nonprofit that focuses on rescuing domestic pet rabbits in North Texas. Pictured: rescued bunny buddies Eden and Sawyer. Photos courtesy of the Bunny Burrow.   On this planet, the lines …

Green Neighborhoods: North Oak Cliff corridor caters to urban greenies

Green Neighborhoods: North Oak Cliff corridor caters to urban greenies

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By Amy Martin GreenSourceDFW.org and Natural Awakenings DFW Edition are partnering in a series called Green Neighborhoods. Over the coming months, we will be exploring the eco-friendly neighborhoods in North Texas with Green Source DFW reporter Amy Martin as our guide. Amy will show readers those communities where green retail, green venues and green folks intersect. If there’s a green neighborhood …

North Texas Wild: Dallas rehabber says wild rabbit rescues multiply in spring

North Texas Wild: Dallas rehabber says wild rabbit rescues multiply in spring

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 In 2016, Rabbit Rescue rehabbed over a thousand cottontails. Photos courtesy of Rabbit Rescue unless otherwise noted. By Amy Martin When it rains, it pours… bunnies. Spring deluges wash young cottontails out of their nests. Often found suffering from hyperthermia or gravely battered, they must be rushed to treatment if to survive, then raised to adulthood and released. After a recent …

North Texas Wild: Rewilding the Trinity River to be explored at Dallas symposium

North Texas Wild: Rewilding the Trinity River to be explored at Dallas symposium

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D Magazine has invited experts to discuss returning the Dallas Trinity River corridor back to its natural landscape. Above, wading birds in the Great Trinity Forest. Photo courtesy of Ben Sanderson/DallasTrinityTrails.blogspot.com. By Amy Martin Feb. 27, 2017Twenty years. For 20 years the citizens of Dallas have waited for city officials to treat the Trinity River as something more than a drainage …

North Texas Wild: Spring Creek Forest preserves ‘biological museum’ in Garland

North Texas Wild: Spring Creek Forest preserves ‘biological museum’ in Garland

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The 200-acre Spring Creek Forest Preserve features ancient trees, fossils and rich plant life. by Amy Martin Feb. 8, 2017 The towering aged trees along Spring Creek are visible to thousands of people from the parking lots of the nearby big box sports store, water park, convention center and a handful of schools. Few pay attention. Just another riparian corridor …

Green Neighborhoods: Dallas’ Eastlake area is known for its laid-back, eco-friendly vibe

Green Neighborhoods: Dallas’ Eastlake area is known for its laid-back, eco-friendly vibe

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Pictured, great egret at White Rock Lake. Photo by Chris Jackson, DFWUrbanWildlife.com. By Amy Martin  Jan. 2, 2017 In the new year, GreenSourceDFW.org and Natural Awakenings DFW  are partnering in a new series called Green Neighborhoods. Over the coming months, we will be exploring the eco-friendly neighborhoods in North Texas with Green Source DFW reporter Amy Martin as our guide. Amy …

North Texas Wild: Bring nature into your holiday

North Texas Wild: Bring nature into your holiday

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Photo from the Interlochen Holiday Lights in Arlington. Enjoy the holidays with Solstice celebrations, natural decorating, outdoor lighting, green gifts, winter hikes and bird counts. By Amy Martin   Dec. 6, 2016 While technology and news drive us 24/7, nature has a different plan. Bursting forth with vigor in the spring, hitting a steady summer stride,and winding down in the fall. …

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