Scott Parkin: Former North Texan activist says ‘More efforts needed to stop assault on environment’

Scott Parkin: Former North Texan activist says ‘More efforts needed to stop assault on environment’

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Former North Texan activist says ‘More efforts needed to stop assault on environment’ July 23, 2014 By Amy Martin   Scott Parkin wants you to raise a ruckus. Maybe even break a few laws.   The eco-activist, who was born in 1969 and raised in Garland, has worked with the Ruckus Society and participated in Bill McKibben’s call for civil …

North Texas Wild: Turning pastures into prairies in Fannin County

North Texas Wild: Turning pastures into prairies in Fannin County

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Amy Martin’s North Texas Wild: Turning pastures into prairies in Fannin County North Texas Wild is a monthly column by Amy Martin, introducing readers to the wild spaces of North Texas. This month, Martin shares how she and her husband have been working to transform their 75-acre property northeast of Dallas into a nature preserve over the last 15 years. …

North Texas Wild:  Lennox Woods: Old growth forest provides sublime day trip

North Texas Wild: Lennox Woods: Old growth forest provides sublime day trip

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North Texas Wild: Old growth forest provides sublime day trip   May 14, 2014 By Amy Martin Photos by Scooter Smith North Texas Wild is an ongoing series showcasing the wild spaces in and around North Texas. It’s difficult to fathom how a world-class natural site like the pristine, old growth Lennox Woods Preserve could be here. My husband Scooter and …

North Texas Wild: Chris Jackson shares 7 secrets to wildlife photography

North Texas Wild: Chris Jackson shares 7 secrets to wildlife photography

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North Texas Wild: Chris Jackson shares 7 secrets to wildlife photography April 16, 2014 By Amy Martin  Chris Jackson makes wildlife photography look easy on his blog, DFW Urban Wildlife. Yet garnering photos like his requires more than skill with a camera. Knowledge of animal behavior is needed and ample amounts of patience. Plus you have to know the places …

‘Sustainable leaders’ honored by GreenSourceDFW for green work

‘Sustainable leaders’ honored by GreenSourceDFW for green work

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‘Sustainable leaders’ honored for GREEN work by Amy Martin for White Rock Lake Weekly  Apr 16, 2014 | 651 views | 0  | 7  |  |  Photo by GSDFW/Libbie Simonton From left to right, Memnosyne Institute cofounders Mary Ann Thompson-Frenk and Joshua Frenk, 2014 GSDFW Sustainable Leadership award winners Zac Trahan, Rita Beving, Greg Jacob (accepting for Nanci Taylor), Margie Haley and Gary Olp, and Green Source DFW project …

North Texas Wild: Chris Jackson finds niche as local wildlife paparazzo

North Texas Wild: Chris Jackson finds niche as local wildlife paparazzo

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  North Texas Wild: Chris Jackson finds niche as local wildlife paparazzo March 11, 2014 By Amy Martin The John Bunker Sands Wetland Center sits like a jewel on the East Fork of the Trinity. Abundant with fish and wildlife, it’s fine hunting ground for large birds of prey, including a pair of bald eagles, who built a nest in …

North Texas Wild: Our Bird on the Street Guide

North Texas Wild: Our Bird on the Street Guide

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North Texas Wild: Our Bird on the Street Guide Feb. 10, 2014 By Amy Martin Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul And sings the tune without the words And never stops at all  ~ Emily Dickinson I am a bad birdwatcher. I watch them all day long at the feeder outside my office window and …

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

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

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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 …

Sacred Chickasaw Springs of the Oklahoma Arbuckle Mini-Mountains by Amy Martin

Sacred Chickasaw Springs of the Oklahoma Arbuckle Mini-Mountains by Amy Martin

Sacred Chickasaw Springs of the Oklahoma Arbuckle Mini-Mountains by Amy Martin (c) I’ve lived in North Texas for 35 years, yet I’ve never visited the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma, just two hours north on I-35. Admittedly, I’m a mountain snob, preferring my peaks to be snow capped and draped with fir trees. The Arbuckles, though only a few hundred feet …

Bob Jones Nature Center

Bob Jones Nature Center

  Moonlady Rambles: Bob Jones Nature Center 355 E. Bob Jones Road – Southlake, Texas 76092 Organization:  817.939.1110 Facility and Preserve:  817.491.6333   It’s a bit like salmon swimming upstream, but worth it. To reach the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake requires traversing numerous upper mid-cities highways lined with malls, office parks, and franchises. Turning off of Hwy 114 …

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Spring Equinox

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Spring Equinox

Moonlady Holiday Compilation: Spring Equinox In 2013, on March 20 at 11:02 Universal Time, or 6:02 a.m. Central Daylight Time for us in the central U.S., the Sun will cross directly over the Earth’s equator. This moment is known as the vernal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere. For the Southern Hemisphere, this is the moment of the autumnal equinox.   …

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