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 North Texas’ 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 DFW 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 DFW will feature over 350 photographs from the most talented photographers in North Texas, including Scott Carson Ausburn (Tarrant Co.), Joe Beaudette (White Rock Lake), Andrew Brinker (turtles), Nick diGennaro (birds), Mike Doran (Denton Co.), Chris Emory (skyscapes, Tarrant Co.), Ed Goodson (Tarrant Co.), Sonnia Hill (wildflowers), Brian Knabe (Tarrant Co.), Daniel Koglin (landscapes), Annika Lindqvist (insects), Justin Parker (wildlife), Teresa Patterson (Trinity River), Roger Sanderson (reptiles, wildlife), Karin Saucedo (wildlife), Stalin SM (landscapes, people), Michael Smith (reptiles), Zachary Taylor (insects, birds, wildlife), Adam Velte (White Rock Lake), Wallace Ward (fossils), Elaine White (garden flora/fauna), Angilee Wilkerson (prairies), and Don Young (prairies, wildflowers).

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

Wild Dallas-Fort Worth: Explore the Amazing Nature of North Texas 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.