February 17, 2023

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: 'Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research' - Fort Worth (Feb. 17-June 30)

Feb 17 2023 - 10:00am to Jun 30 2023 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Fort Worth , TX

“Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research” art exhibit (Feb. 17-June 30, 2023.

The result of a two-year research-based creative affiliation with Vasco, Niño and Rehman, Doherty presents new large-scale artworks that engage with the past, chronicle the present, and project our possible ecological futures. The exhibition includes Doherty’s large-scale transparencies made from diaphanized plants collected in 1956, artworks made from images of ferns recently discovered in the tropics of Colombia, and a projection of animated genomic data from these plants.  

With these new artworks, Doherty brings to light the complex web of global scientific histories and the promising results of current day environmental research. Doherty’s work is concerned with our stewardship of the natural environment, and this new project explores the subject and the importance of present-day efforts in preserving today’s plant diversity for future generations.  

With support from: Ferns of Colombia, a grant funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology 2045319, and a Scholarly and Creative Activity Award from the College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas.


February 25, 2023

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (Feb. 25-April 16)

Feb 25 2023 - 9:00am to Apr 16 2023 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, returns February 25-April 16, with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees and a new exhibition of Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors, including Ruby Bridges, Harriet Tubman, Mother Teresa and Amelia Earhart.

The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden also reopens on Feb. 25.

March 1, 2023

Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2023 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2023 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is a campaign of education, awareness, and action that focuses on turning out lights at night during the spring and fall migrations to help protect the billions of migratory birds that fly over Texas annually.

Lights Out Texas advocates say darkening city skies is most crucial during spring migration's peak.

  • Full Migration Period: March 1 – June 15 

  • Critical Peak Migration Period: April 22 – May 12

March 21, 2023

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Online Native Plant Sale - Online

Mar 21 2023 - 10:00am to Mar 28 2023 - 11:45pm

Now accepting online orders!

Order: Tuesday, March 21 - Tuesday, March 28

Pickup: Wednesday, March 29 - Saturday, April 1

(Pickup is by appointment - schedule when placing your order)

Our live, in-person plant sale will be Saturday, April 8, at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill. Plant inventory will vary between the online ordering system and the live sale.

Click on the event link for more details and to order - https://dogwoodcanyonspring2023.paperform.co/

Pickup only. No shipping or delivery.

March 22, 2023

Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Texas Plant Sales - Statewide

Mar 22 2023 - 8:00am to May 6 2023 - 5:00pm
North Texas and statewide

Each spring and fall, Society volunteers plan and host native plant sales. Texas native plants can be difficult to find at the typical nursery, so these sales are crucial to promoting the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants in Texas yards and landscapes.

See upcoming native plant sales in North Texas in this list compiled by the Native Plant Society of Texas.  If you don’t see a plant sale near you right now, check back later because NPSOT will be adding sale dates as they learn about them. Here are some of the North Texas plant sales:


April 22 – 23: Times vary. At Heard Museum (1 Nature Place, McKinney). Hosted by Collin County Chapter. 

Flower Mound 

April 29: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Flower Mound High School (3411 Peters Colony Rd., Flower Mound). Hosted by Trinity Forks Chapter. The sale will be in the back parking lot, corner of Old Settlers and Sagebrush. 


May 6: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Native Plants and Prairies Day, Bath House Cultural Center (512 East Lawther Dr., Dallas). Hosted by Dallas Chapter. 


May 6: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Elm Grove Pavilion, River Legacy Park (701 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington). Hosted by North Central Chapter. 

See website link below for details and links.

March 26, 2023

LBJ Grasslands: Frog Calls at Sunset - Decatur

Mar 26 2023 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
LBJ National Grasslands
Decatur , TX

Herp expert and GSDFW writer hosts a late afternoon walk to see how spring is beginning in the grasslands. The group will visit at least one pond to do some frog monitoring.

There will be an opportunity for participants to bail out if you need to just before sunset, which is about 7:30 p.m. Register as "going" and organizer will firm up the details of where to meet.

The current forecast for the Decatur area on the 26th is partly cloudy with a high of 71.

March 28, 2023

City of Dallas: 6th Annual North Texas Climate Symposium - Richardson

Mar 28 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Davidson-Gundy Alumni Center
800 West Campbell Road
Richardson , TX

The City of Dallas's Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability will be hosting the 6th Annual North Texas Climate Symposium, featuring keynote speakers and breakout panels focused on topics related to green building and environmental justice.

Light refreshments and lunch will be provided.

An agenda will be made available in the near future.

Free. Register on the link below.

April 1, 2023

Joppa Freedman's Town Association: Earth Day in Joppa - Dallas

Apr 1 2023 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
7724 Carbondale St
Dallas , TX

This event will be hosted by the Joppa Freedman's Town Association, Joppy Momma's Farm and The SERUN Foundation. We invite the entire Dallas communtiy for fun, food, and activities for the kids!

Environmentalism goes beyond the protection of our forests and rivers, but also the very cities that we live in. This Earth Day, we want to advocate for environmental justice, clean air, clean water and an overall pollution free urban envrionment. Join the great people of Joppa for a neighborhood clean up and rally for a healthier neighborhood!


Community Cleanup: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Joppa Event: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 4, 2023

Waco Friends of the Climate: 6th Annual Climate Crisis Art Exhibit - Waco

Apr 4 2023 - 10:00am to Apr 29 2023 - 5:00pm
Art Center Waco
701 S. 8th St.
Waco , TX

Annual juried art exhibit hosted by Waco Friends of the Climate, featuring work by Texans depicting topics associated with global warming.

Deadline to Enter: April 1. Note: Organizers request that artists email their demographics for each piece, along with their division by March 15. 

Art drop off: March 31 and April 1.

Reception: April 22, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. when awards will be announced.

April 6, 2023

KERA: Film Screening 'Living with the Trinity' - Dallas

Apr 6 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Angelika Film Center Dallas
5321 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas , TX

Ned Fritz Legacy is proud to partner with KERA to present Living With The Trinity. The KERA documentary details late 1960s/early 1970s plans to straighten and channelize the Trinity River to create a barge cana from Fort Worth to the Gulf of Mexico. It all hinged on a March 13, 1973 bond election. 

Event commemorates the canal's defeat 50 years ago, led by Texas' imminent environmentalist Ned Fritz and his coalition. Screening followed by a panel on the future of North Texas’ only river. Preceded by a meet-and-greet with historical figures from the canal fight including Alan Steelman, the maverick Republican opposing the canal whose election as a U.S. Congressman helped seal its fate; Lee Cullum and Bob Ray Sanders, whose coverage for KERA’s respected Newsroom brought essential information to light; Fritz family members; Ned's favorite eco-troubadour Bill Oliver; and filmmakers Rob Tranchin, Ginny Martin, Sylvia Komatsu, and much of the crew. 

Come early for a networking social to brainstorm on the Trinity, its issues, and its potential for nature tourism.

Free, but seating limited and tickets MUST be reserved. 

April 7, 2023

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Plant Sale - Fort Worth

Apr 7 2023 - 2:00pm to Apr 8 2023 - 2:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

FWBG's Spring Plant Sale features expert staff on hand to answer all of your plant questions and help you find the plants that will work best in your yard. Bring  your own wagon if you have one to transport your new plants to your vehicle. Events take place in The Grove area. To reach the Grove free of charge, visitors must park in Parking Lot D (3408 West Freeway, 76108) and enter through the Lot D Gate.

General Public Sale: Friday, April 7, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FWBG Members Only Presale: Thursday, April 6, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

April 8, 2023

Trinity Coalition: Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail Restoration Day - Dallas

Apr 8 2023 - 10:00am to 12:30pm
Blair Park
7000 Bexar St
Dallas , TX

Please join us to restore the Texas Buckeye Trail in the Great Trinity Forest. We have been having fun saving this historic and beautiful Dallas nature trail and special grove of buckeye trees. Optional delish lunch after at the Market at Bonton Farms.

RSVP and details on event page link below.

April 11, 2023

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club EnvironmentalBook Club: 'How to Avoid a Climate Disaster' - Arlington

Apr 11 2023 - 6:30pm
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
100 S Center Street Optimism Study Room
Arlington , TX

The book we will be discussing is: "How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need" by Bill Gates.

Gates’ bestselling book was met with generally quite good reviews, with much praise for taking advantage of existing technologies and innovation. He has spent a great deal of time studying climate change. Critics point out the political difficulties to be encountered and his dubious endorsement of nuclear power. This will likely be a lively discussion.

Come to the meeting for the discussion whether you have read the book or not.

At this meeting we will also discuss the next environmental/nature book or article we want to read.

Info: Terry McIntire at tdmcintire@gmail.com

Dallas Sierra Club: Meeting - Zoom

Apr 11 2023 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Meeting topic TBA. Zoom link will be posted on website below.

April 13, 2023

Dallas College Sustainability: Sustainability But Make It Fashion - Irving

Apr 13 2023 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dallas College North Lake Campus
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving , TX

Meet sustainable fashion blogger Niha Elety. 

Social media influencers have opened a new front in consumer purchasing by doing cheap “fashion hauls” from fast-fashion brands such as Shein and Princess Polly. These influencers’ reviews of clothing for their followers are altering our relationship with clothes and consumption. Yet, in Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) communities, there is a rich and deep relationship with clothing and textiles that still thrives. Sustainable fashion blogger Niha Elety, who boasts more than 30,000 followers, will join us to talk about the intersection of textiles, culture and BIPOC communities and how we can implement Earth-friendly practices in our own daily fashion and consumption.

This event is co-hosted by the World Affairs Council of DFW and Dallas College Sustainability.

$15. Free to Dallas College students, faculty and staff.