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Our Chapter has included this section on our website to provide information to visitors about the natural world around North Texas. By clicking on each section heading below you will be taken to a page with resource information which you can use.
In each section, you’ll find books, field guides, websites, local organizations, videos, apps, and information especially for children.
Forests & Trees
Getting outside around DFW
Herpetology – Amphibians and Reptiles
Water & Wetlands
Some general resources:
Books (alphabetically by title)
Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, Douglas W. Tallamy, Timber Press, 2007, 288 pp.
Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation that Starts in Your Yard, Douglas W. Tallamy, Timber Press, 2020, 256 pp.
Texas Master Naturalist, Michelle M. Haggerty & Mary Pearl Meuth, eds., Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service and Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, 2015, 763 pp.
What Kind of Naturalist Are You? – link to the pamphlet
100 Species of the Blackland Prairie – link to the pamphlet
Ensia: Published at the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment, Ensia is a solutions-focused media outlet reporting on our changing planet.
inaturalist iNaturalist is a social network of naturalists, citizen scientists, and biologists built on the concept of mapping and sharing observations of biodiversity across the globe. iNaturalist may be accessed via its website or from its mobile applications.
To learn how to use inNaturalist, please visit their great video tutorials. https://www.inaturalist.org/pages/video+tutorials
There are directions for using your smartphone, your pc, taking photos, everything you need to know!
http://conservationwebinars.net/previous-webinarsUSDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
https://naturalareas.org/ Natural Areas Organization.
https://www.ser.org/ The Society for Ecological Restoration.
https://www.texas-wildlife.org/The Texas Wildlife Association is a statewide membership organization that serves Texas wildlife and its habitat, while protecting property rights, hunting heritage, and the conservation efforts of those who value and steward wildlife resources.
txmn.org The website for the Texas Master Naturalist Program.
What to do if you find an orphaned or injured animal? Please see DFW Wildlife.org
Want to be a Master Naturalist? Please go here.
If there was information you thought you would find here and did not, would you please let us know? Email us at email@example.com.