The Dallas Observer has an article¬†titled “Seriously, Dallas, Please Stop Destroying the Great Trinity Forest” by Eric Nicholson¬†that features me and my friend Ben Sandifer. Ben has often led the charge to¬†keep the Great Trinity Forest from being destroyed by careless and thoughtless development decisions, and I have been happy to help, usually with my camera.

As I have mentioned before, I have photographed quite a bit at an amazing little pond called the “Secret Bird Pond” that is near the new Trinity Forest Golf Club¬†and the Trinity River Audubon Center. ¬†I have a dedicated web page for Secret Bird Pond¬†that talks about it and shows some images from there.

Unfortunately the Secret Bird Pond is at risk. To protect the golf course going in nearby, a game fence is being built out into the forest, and around the south of the Secret Bird Pond itself. The contractors are literally gashing¬†the forest to put in this fence, and it is a disaster on many fronts. Eric’s article does a great job of laying out the issues and features some of my pictures to boot.

It is an excellent read and I hope my images help paint a better picture of what is at risk.

Great egrets, wood storks, and roseate spoonbills on pond in Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas, USA

Great egrets, wood storks, and roseate spoonbills on “Secret Bird Pond” in Great Trinity Forest, Dallas, Texas, USA