North Texas Wild: Urban prairie hidden in Crawford Park

North Texas Wild: Urban prairie hidden in Crawford Park

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  Little bluestem grows on the 27-acre Blackland prairie remnant in Crawford Memorial Park. Courtesy of iNaturalist/Tania Homayoun.  By Amy Martin Feb. 13, 2018 Are you a vertical snob, impressed only by the tall? Does nature have to be literally in your face like trees or mountains to get your attention? Is the sky separate from the landscape? Is dirt just dirt to …

Green Neighborhoods: Fort Worth Cultural District can be a walk in the park

Green Neighborhoods: Fort Worth Cultural District can be a walk in the park

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The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is one of the green jewels found in the Cultural District. Courtesy of Fort Worth Botanic Garden. By Amy Martin Jan. 30, 2018   The West Fork of the Trinity River enters the far northwestern fringe of Fort Worth after being dammed for Eagle Mountain Lake and then Lake Worth. As it descends into the …

North Texas Wild: Former Dallas rehabber uses care with animal invaders

North Texas Wild: Former Dallas rehabber uses care with animal invaders

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Squirrels and raccoons are the most common critters to make their way into homes. Photos courtesy of Bonnie Bradshaw. By Amy Martin Dec. 6, 2017 Saving animals is addictive. We rarely are privy to the full impact we have on the world. With wildlife rescue and rehabilitation, it’s right there in front of you — until you’re hopefully able to release back …

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 …

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