Amy Martin will host book release parties along with talks and walks kicking off in July. Cover art by Mariell Guzman​ for Timber Press.

June 23, 2023

Things are about to get wild in DFW. 

Amy Martin by Stalin SM.Amy Martin’s new book Wild DFW: Exploring the Amazing Nature In and Around Dallas-Fort Worth is due out July 11. 

Amy Martin by Stalin SM. 

You can purchase an autographed copy and get a Wild DFW sticker from the Dallas independent book seller Pretty Things and Cool Stuff. Net proceeds will support Green Source DFW and our website update that is in the works. Purchase the Get Out and Go Bundle to add a stainless steel bottle with diffuser, which makes an awesome gift set. 

BUY WILD DFW HERE and support GSDFW too!


To celebrate the Wild DFW's release, Martin is hosting three book signing parties starting next month, spanning three counties. You can meet Martin and some of the area naturalists and experts who provided consult and photos for the book.

“I’ll be doing lots of talks and walks, from naturalist nerdy to prosaic, showcasing material from the book," said Martin. "But these book release parties are just for fun. It’s a chance for the nature community to be with each other and share excitement on how Wild DFW might bring new people into the green fold. And to plan out hikes for when it’s much less hot.”

DALLAS: The first book release party will be held in Dallas at Vector Brewing on July 26, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 9850 Walnut Hill Lane, suite 405. Details.

FORT WORTH: The second book release party will be held in Fort Worth at Funky Picnic’s Back Room on Aug. 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 401 Bryan Ave, unit 117. Details.

DENTON COUNTY: The third party will be held in Lewisville at Thrive Nature Park (indoors) on Aug., 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1951 S. Valley Pkwy. Lewisville. Details.


Get to know Amy Martin when she hosts a series of talks and walks starting next month. Courtesy of Amy Martin.

Martin will also be presenting a flurry of talks and walks in the coming months. Amy has walked at most of the natural areas in North Texas. This is a great opportunity to listen to one of Martin's engaging talks and get tips from her on the trails. 

The talks kick off July 18, at 6 p.m. at Interabang Books in Dallas with Jeff Brown, writer of the North Texas Trails blog.

The first walk will be held July 29, 8 p.m. at the Bath House Cultural Center in Dallas. The theme is "The Moon and Nature at Night."

See the complete list of walks and talks. The list is being updated as additional events are scheduled.


Martin, a reporter for Green Source DFW since 2014, has explored and written about the North Texas nature scene for decades. After being tapped by Timber Press in 2019 to write a sequel to Wild LA, she toiled on the book for two years throughout the pandemic.

For her research, Martin walked hundreds of miles on North Texas trails, recruiting experts from Texas Parks and Wildlife, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, universities and nonprofit groups to guide and review her work. In the process, she developed a network of highly trained citizen naturalists in specialty fields.

The 370-page book features more than 350 color photos by area naturalists and more than 40 detailed maps by Martin’s husband, Scooter Smith. The comprehensive guide book is a must-have resource for North Texas nature lovers, eco-tourists and local ecological history buffs. 

PURCHASE 'WILD DFW' HERE! and support GSDFW too!


Buy 'Wild DFW' on local site to benefit Green Source DFW

Green Source DFW columnist to pen 'Wild DFW'

Dallas author's poison ivy book offers relief for the itchy

Excerpts from 'Itchy Business:' Relief for the itchy

Stay up to date on everything green in North Texas, including the latest news and events! Sign up for the weekly Green Source DFW Newsletter! Follow us on Facebook,Twitter and Instagram. Also check out our podcast The Texas Green Report, available on your favorite podcast app.

Main category: