March 1, 2021

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2021 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2021 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas launched last spring, led by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The program encourages homeowners, building managers and businesses to turn out outdoor lights from March 1 to June 15  from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during the spring bird migration in Texas. Turning off interior lights or closing drapes and shutters will also help to reduce light pollution. The peak migration window is between April 19 to May 7.

 

April 1, 2021

Lights Out Texas: Bird Survey - Dallas (April 1-May 27)

Apr 1 2021 - 6:00am to May 27 2021 - 8:00am
Perot Museum
Special Event Parking Lot
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance and Perot Museum seek volunteers to help conduct bird survey for Lights Out Texas program. They will be surveying for 50 mornings from 6-8 a.m. focusing on a 10-building route to document bird deaths during spring migration due to building collesions.

PARKING: Enter the Perot Special Event/Permit Parking Lot by way of Field & River Streets. Push the intercom button at the gate and let security know you are there for Lights Out. They will admit you. 

WALK: We'll walk between 3-6 miles at a leisurely pace – comfortable shoes are recommended. 

CLOTHING: Light-colored clothing is a good idea for high visibility. You will be crossing many streets on foot. 

RESTROOMS: Available sporadically along the survey route

GEAR 

    •    A flashlight or headlamp helps you see birds pre-dawn.

    •    A camera phone, with the iNaturalist app https://www.inaturalist.org/ downloaded, helps you document your findings but is not required.   

Email [email protected] or [email protected] to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

Event Website:

May 6, 2021

Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects - Fort Worth (May 6-Aug. 6)

May 6 2021 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2021 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Be amazed this summer at the award-winning exhibition by artist Sean Kenney. Kenney uses simple toy blocks to craft plants and animals, birds and insects, playing with our idea of scale and inviting a sense of wonder.

Free with admission.

May 13, 2021

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Membership Worldwide Bird and Wildlife Photo Presentation - Zoom

May 13 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Escape to the “wild side” and spend an evening with the FWAS virtually via Zoom viewing some great wildlife and bird photography submitted by our globe-trotting membership. The annual membership “slide show” features pictures and videos of great birds, wildlife, landscapes, and adventures from the past year whether it is from our back-yard or around the world. Non-members welcome to attend.

Join meeting on website link below.

Info: Scott Hollinger, [email protected].com817-706-1434

May 14, 2021

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Yucca Moth Evening Walk - Arlington

May 14 2021 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Southwest Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX

John and Grace Darling will lead us on a walk through SWNP with emphasis on finding some active Yucca Moths, but we will look for any creature that happens by and hope we can name a few.

There is an extraordinary partnership between the yucca moth and the yucca plant. They are so interdependent that one cannot live without the other. The yucca moth is a nondescript, small, whitish moth that blends well with the color of the yucca blossoms where it spends most of its brief adult life. Males and females emerge from their cocoons in the spring, timed with the blossoming of the yucca plant.

Wear sturdy shoes or boots, maybe bring bug spray and water, and especially a good flashlight or headlamp with fresh batteries. The walk back will be in the dark, so a good light will be essential.

May 19, 2021

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fayette Chapter: Prairie Seekers Online and Field Training - Zoom

May 19 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Prairie Seekers is a citizen scientist program training volunteers to assess and map prairies for possible conservation. Suzanne Tuttle will cover the tools, methodology and resources of this program. Register for the Zoom meeting on website link below.

May 22, 2021

Can'd Aid: Fort Worth River Cleanup - Fort Worth

May 22 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Rockwood Park
1510 Rockwood Park Dr N
Fort Worth , TX

Show Mama Earth some love! Join Can'd Aid and Ball Corp. at Rockwood Park in an effort to clean up and help beautify the West Fork Trinity River. Can'd Aid will provide all necessary supplies – just come ready to dive in and do some good!

Due to the current circumstances, we ask that all volunteers practice six feet of social distancing throughout the cleanup. Check-in times will be staggered to limit group sizes and face masks can be provided. Please plan to bring your own gloves if you can. If not, Can’d Aid will provide you with a pair!

May 26, 2021

Climate Book Club: Author Guest: Michael Mendez - Zoom

May 26 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Zoom TX

We will be joined by the author of Climate Change from the Streets, Michael Mendez. 

Michael Méndez is assistant professor of environmental planning and policy at the University of California, Irvine. He previously served in California as a senior consultant, lobbyist, and gubernatorial appointee during the passage of the state’s internationally acclaimed climate change legislation. 

His new award-winning book Climate Change from the Streets, published through Yale University Press (2020), is an urgent and timely story of the contentious politics of incorporating environmental justice into global climate change policy. The book was the winner of the Harold and Margaret Sprout Award, sponsored by the International Studies Association (ISA). 

Climate Book Club is hosted by Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex Chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change. 

The goal of Climate Book Club is to build literacy around the environment and climate change to help you continue the conversation with your community. Join in reading books about economic and environmental impacts of climate change and the potential solutions for solving the climate crisis. You do not need to be a member of CCL DFW to attend Climate Book Club. Even if you haven’t read the book, please feel welcome to join us anyways.

Info: [email protected]

RSVP on the link below.

May 28, 2021

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Climate Trivia - Zoom

May 28 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Kick-off your Memorial Day weekend with family and friends in an online game of team climate trivia!

This is a team trivia event about climate change, climate action and Cranky Uncle’s science denial! It’s a fun mix of education, humor and friendly competition. You’ll be in Zoom teams of three to four people to tackle and learn about climate solutions, climate science and how to reply to climate denial questions together. Fun climate stickers will be given away.

Info: [email protected]

June 1, 2021

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'New Fungi and Myxomycetes in Urban Environments' - Online

Jun 1 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Zoom or YouTube TX

New, rare fungi and myxomycetes were found on large, mature trees on the FWBG | BRIT campus, residential areas, and nature parks throughout Tarrant County. These discoveries were previously overlooked or understudied, and more research will help preserve these habitats. This ongoing study welcomes others in the Fort Worth community to join the Fungi, Myxomycetes, and Trees Research Team in search of more exciting discoveries of life forms on live urban trees.

Live Q&A.

June 5, 2021

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairies & Wine Day Bus Tour

Jun 5 2021 - 7:00am
Wise, Cooke & Montague Counties TX

Due to COVID-19, we've rescheduled the bus tour to June 5, 2021.

Escape the city heat for a day as you ride a luxury bus through the prairies of Wise, Cooke & Montague Counties known as the North Texas Hill Country. Our prairie experts will narrate the tour, with a stop at LBJ National Grasslands to take a look at the intersection between Western Cross Timbers savanna & Fort Worth Prairie. From there, we'll head north through the hills & valleys to quench our thirst at 4R Vinyards & Winery in Cooke County. After wine, cheese & an amazing view overlooking the Red River Valley, we’ll top off the evening with a stop on the historic Saint Jo square for your choice of shopping, dinner, & the gallery exhibition of 'Women of the West' at the Davis & Blevins Gallery. Bus departs/returns at TCC-NW campus in Fort Worth.

https://prairieswine.eventbrite.com

August 28, 2021

River Legacy Living Science Center: Owl Prowl - Arlington

Aug 28 2021 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Take a night hike as we explore and learn about the owls in our ecosystem. More details and sign up info coming soon and will be found on website link below.