North Texas Wild: Nature news for the wintertime blues

North Texas Wild: Nature news for the wintertime blues

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Jan. 19, 2015 By Amy Martin Brrrr! Not the greatest of hiking weather this time of year. Here are some options to get your nature on without getting cold, plus ways to help support parks… a sneak peak on Texas’ upcoming state park located west of Fort Worth… and guide book recommendations for wintertime arm-chair adventures. HIGH-DEFINITION PLANET Perot Museum …

North Texas Wild: River Legacy Parks in Arlington

North Texas Wild: River Legacy Parks in Arlington

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North Texas Wild: Arlington’s River Legacy remains rooted in natural landscape Oct. 6, 2014   By Amy Martin Photos by Scooter Smith   When a meandering prairie river runs through your city, should you straighten its curves into a glorified drainage ditch, force a for-profit whitewater park in one of its few natural places (and fail at it), allow businesses …

North Texas Wild: Escape the heat at these green retreats

North Texas Wild: Escape the heat at these green retreats

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By Amy Martin, Mon., Aug. 25, 2014 /   Summers in Texas extend deep into September, even October. Months after the longest day, the ground continues to absorb and radiate heat. Trapped in our air-conditioned caves for too long, we need relief! Here is a selection of nature places to go green while cooling off. Swimming Beaches at Area Lakes  …

North Texas Wild: Why we should lobby to save Lake Fannin Park

North Texas Wild: Why we should lobby to save Lake Fannin Park

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Amy Martin’s ‘North Texas Wild’: Why North Texas should lobby to save Lake Fannin Park • Last year, the U.S. Forest Service locked the gate to significant areas of Lake Fannin Park, a wilderness gem on the Red River • As a result, volunteers who restored the historic park have been unable to continue. • Efforts are underway to transfer the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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