Writers of The Mound - Flower Mound TX
1. Visit The Flower Mound at 2400 Flower Mound Road, Flower Mound, Texas. 2. Bring a notebook, a pen, and a camera. 3. Take a picture of a wildflower, an insect or a bird you see during your visit. 4. Post the picture and share your observations by writing about your experience. 5. Visit The Flower Mound again in a few weeks and take note of how the prairie changes with the seasons. Sign in to join mission
Writers of The Mound The Flower Mound Foundation created the Project Noah Mission Writers of The Mound to encourage people to write about The Flower Mound, its diverse plant and animal communities and to reconnect people with the natural beauty of this native Black Land prairie site by writing, describing and sharing their experiences with the plants and wildlife found here. The process of turning observations into a written description of an organism and its habitat is a great opportunity to practice descriptive writing skills. Using plants and animals as the subject of one's writing not only builds connections between literacy and science, it excites the students' imagination and builds a deeper appreciation for nature. The book, The Flower Mound: A Field Guide to the Grasses and Flowers by Alton Bowman is an excellent resource for these writing activities. This field guide provides a review of the area’s geology and ecosystem, local history as well as detailed descriptions of the grasses, flowers and animals of The Flower Mound. Organized chronologically by wildflower bloom date and flower color, the guide is user-friendly, informative and an authoritative reference that features stunning color photographs in its descriptions and illustrations. The work is the result of over five years of photographic, scientific and historical research by local artist Alton Bowman. Bowman donated his time and effort as his gift to the residents of The Town of Flower Mound. Mr. Bowman is also the Chairman of The Flower Mound Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving one of the last remaining pieces of Denton County’s Black Land Prairie. The book is available at the Flower Mound Public Library Circulation Desk or from The Flower Mound Foundation, PO Box 270821, Flower Mound TX 75027-0821 with a $20 donation to The Flower Mound Foundation. Please include additional $5 for shipping and handling when ordering from the PO Box. One hundred percent of the book sale proceeds go toward maintaining and preserving the historic site, The Flower Mound.
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