A white heron pops forth from an opalescent blue sky. The bird's head, long, curving gullet and lithe body create a moving ergonomic display that is in stark contrast to the ramshackle, ground-hugging landscape of Industrial Boulevard below. Tension heightens as the two travel at once, a diesel semi bustling southward in the direction of the giant lollipop-shaped Reunion Tower and the streamlined bird soaring west to an estuary of the Trinity River. So bewildered by the odd adjacencies, I ask myself, "What's that pterodactyl doing here?" And then I remember: Just over the verdant and foliated bluff at the end of Cole Street lies a bed of vitality, the wilds of flora and fauna thriving so differently from the human life in the Design District to the east. There's wildlife both natural and artificial in Dallas'... More >>>