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A Deep Dive into North Texas Ecotone & its Natural Wonders 

March 23 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

March 23—Saturday from 10 am to noon 

Friends of LLELA

LLELA Classroom 

201 E Jones St, Lewisville, TX 75057

Author Amy Martin shares the fun yet nerdy naturalist material from Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth. Why is North Texas an epic eco-tone? What is the Great Trinity Forest the easternmost example of? How do tilt layers of bedrock shape our three ecoregions, foster a plethora of soil types, and lead to our plant and wildlife diversity? From the ancient inland ocean and melting ice caps that forged North Texas to the goliath creeks and many forks of the Trinity, get clear on how water shapes our local landscape. Discover places to experience these tenets firsthand. Enjoy astounding photography by skilled naturalists of hardwood bottomland forests and Eastern Cross Timbers, soaring limestone escarpments, lush wetlands,  and rare remnants of Blackland and Fort Worth Prairies. Get to know a diverse community of volunteers working for nature. 

Afterward, we will enjoy a Spring Equinox walk on the Blackjack Trail, recreating the hike from LLELA’s chapter in Wild DFW. Amy, Scott Keister, and Vinny Merrill will point out the creek where ebony wing damselflies can be found, places where the Blackland Prairie and Eastern Cross Timbers intersect, and the borrow pit for the Lewisville Lake dam dirt is an example of go-back land gone bad.

Details

Date:
March 23
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm CDT

Organizer

Friends of LLELA
Phone
(281) 380-6459
Email
LLELAOutdoors@gmail.com

Venue

201 E. Jones St.