Amy Martin selected to write Wild Dallas-Fort Worth: Explore the Amazing Nature of North Texas

Timber Press has contracted Amy Martin to write Wild Dallas-Fort Worth: Explore the Amazing Nature of North Texas. The book will cover Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties and will feature over 350 images from area photographers. It is a follow-up to Timber’s popular Wild LA. 

The first part details our natural history, ecology, and weather. A middle section features a quirky field guide to over 100 interesting species of plants, animals, and insects. The final part offers 25 adventures in North Texas nature, presented through hikes with the people who know the areas best.

Wild Dallas-Fort Worth will also examine invasive species, nature after dark, the world of creeks and ponds, migration of birds and bugs, citizen science, urban ecology, and how you can turn your backyard into wildlife habitat.

Threaded through the book are Nature Made Me mini-profiles of North Texas nature kids who grew up to become ecological professionals and activists.

Intricately laid in colorful design, Wild Dallas-Fort Worth will feature over 350 photographs from the most talented photographers in North Texas, including Scott Carson Ausburn, Andrew Brinker (turtles), Adam Cochran, Nick diGennaro (birds), Chris Emory, Ed Goodson, Sonnia Hill (flowers), Brian Knabe (Tarrant Co.), Daniel Koglin, Annika Lindqvist, Teresa Patterson (Trinity River), Roger Sanderson (reptiles, wildlife), Karin Saucedo, Stalin SM, Michael Smith (reptiles), Elaine White, Angilee Wilkerson (prairies), and Don Young.

Photos in this post by Stalin SM. Showcases of featured photographers to come. 

Wild Dallas-Fort Worth will be released in early 2022. Title is subject to change. 

Timber Press is dedicated to sharing the wonders of the natural world by publishing books from experts in the fields of gardening, horticulture, and natural history.