The premiere nature site for North Central Texas.

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Welcome to NHNCT

What is NHNCT?

A Natural History of North Central Texas (NHNCT) is a collection of links, data and original content intended for the study and appreciation of the natural world of North Central Texas.

I started in 1996 with a series of links and geographical information to help me find natural areas for wildlife photography. In that process, I found a gap in on-line resources for nature and wildlife of  the North Texas region. I've attempted to fill the gap by researching and assembling resources for our region. Over a few years this information evolved into NHNCT. These pages will always be a work in progress as sources come and go. I'll attempt to keep the links current and will eventually add more original content (photographs and text) as time allows. Enjoy the site.

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About is a not-for-profit adventure in education and learning. If you have questions regarding NHNCT or about the author, go to the feedback page.

License for Information Usage

Creative Commons LicenseNHNCT, A Natural History Of North Central Texas by Doug G Pierson
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.  Based on a work at

Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at See the following paragraphs.

All information, data and text (except for my photographs) are free for the responsible public to use for educational purposes, unless otherwise noted. Please include a citation and a link back to this web site []. No information may be used for commercial purposes. All photographs taken by the author are copyrighted material. Permission may be granted to use them for educational purposes by submitting a written request to the author.

All researched resources used in the making of NHNCT are either public domain information or material used by permission from the document owner(s). Many links on the pages of NHNCT are mutually shared.

System Requirements

Pages and content were designed for a 1024 x 768 screen resolution or larger, 24-bit color depth and use of the later browsers with Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome preferred for maximum enjoyment. To experience the full capabilities of the site, Java and JavaScript must be turned on and functional.


Many of the documents accessible locally and from the web require the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in installed for your browser. The plug-in is free and adds considerable depth to your browsing and research activity. The link below leads to the Adobe download page and the free Acrobat Reader.

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The Adobe Flash plug-in is used on NHNCT pages frequently to display information graphically with animation including the navigation menu buttons. The free Flash Player plug-in can be obtained from Adobe. Note: for Firefox you must have v28.x or greater.


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