North Texas Wild: Go north to see vast wetlands & ancient mountains

North Texas Wild: Go north to see vast wetlands & ancient mountains

North Texas Wild: Go north to see vast wetlands & ancient mountains

We’re launching a new series by Dallas-based writer Amy Martin. She’ll be your guide to the natural landscapes that surround the Metroplex through public land conservation. 

Jan. 13, 2014

By Amy Martin

Need wild lands and solitude? In this new series, we’ll be showcasing the public natural areas within a one to two-hour drive from DFW.

Many North Texans may not be aware of the unique geologic mountains and mineral springs, national preserve wetlands, rare remnants of tallgrass prairies, rolling wooded hill country and lakes so clear you can scuba dive that await nearby.

Make it a day trip or stay overnight. If you consider yourself a nature lover in North Texas, you really must get to know these places.

In our first installment, let’s go north to the Red River for the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge and on to Oklahoma and Chickasaw National Recreation Area.

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Amy Martin

Amy Martin is the North Texas Wild at GreenSourceDFW and author of Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash. More info at Most frequently she was the senior comedy critic for TheaterJones, The Aging Hippie columnist for Senior Voice, and the Taoist panel member of the Texas Faith blog of The Dallas Morning News. A journalist for over 40 years, she wrote for Dallas Observer, Dallas Times Herald, Dallas Morning News, and D magazine, and was contributing editor and columnist for Garbage magazine. She was known by many in North Texas as the Moonlady for her alternative newservice of 15 years, Moonlady News, and served as creator/producer/promoter of the acclaimed Winter and Summer SolstiCelebrations for 20 years. 

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