Bring your wild child to Monkey & Dog Books and join the conversation with Amy Martin, author of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth, recently released by Timber Press. Ask questions like: Where is the best place to view wildflowers? What does it mean to be in the Fort Worth Prairie ecosystem? Is there a place to experience the prairie without getting chiggers? What’s it like to write about nature? Why is it so important that children are allowed to be creek kids?

The author, a lifelong Dallasite, will also share some of her observations of how and why nature in the two cities are drastically different, how the cities’ personalities are set in stone (the bedrock), and why the environment gets harder, higher, and drier as you go west on I-30. She will also share how walking natural trails helped her heal after a traumatic broken neck.

Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth by Amy Martin.

Nature is more than someplace we visit — it’s where we live. Discover this in Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth, the latest from naturalist and journalist Amy Martin. Enjoy some of the 350 color photos and 40 detailed maps from this gorgeously laid out book. Experience 25 hiking adventures through North Texas’s rare prairies, diverse bottomland forests, limestone escarpments, Eastern Cross Timbers, wetlands and more, plus the river that defines us: the Trinity. Learn how this area arose from a primordial inland sea, how its tilted layers of bedrock create its diversity, and how it is an ecotone linking east to west. Dive into our weather, geology, nature at night, creek kids, wildlife sanctuary yards, citizen science, and more. Plus a field guide to over 100 species of flora and fauna. Get to know a community of people devoted to preserving nature and let their stories inspire you.

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