August 15, 2023

Lights Out Texas: Fall Migration (Aug. 15 - Nov. 30)

Aug 15 2023 - 11:00pm to Nov 30 2023 - 6:00am
Texas TX

​Lights Out Texas is a campaign to turn off lights at night between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during spring and fall wildbird migrations to help protect nocturnally migrating birds.

Originally launched in 2017 by Houston Audubon, Lights Out Texas has grown statewide and is facilitated by Audubon Texas in collaboration with conservation non-profits, universities, governmental organizations and Texans dedicated to the conservation of birds.

The full fall migration starts Aug. 15 and ends on Nov. 30.
The peak fall migration is Sept. 6 through Oct. 29.

September 5, 2023

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Deadline Oct. 13

Sep 5 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 13 2023 - 5:00pm

The contest is for students who live or attend school in Arlington. Entries are due Oct. 13 and winners will be announced Oct. 19. One winner in each age group will receive water-themed books, fun STEAM-related kits, and other fun prizes.

Visit the website for more information on:

    •    Contest rules 

    •    Printable contest flyer

    •    Printables for pre-K students (From the EPA's WaterSense website)

    •    Resources for parents and educators

October 1, 2023

Dallas-Fort Worth Clean Cities Coalition: DFW National Drive Electric Week - Fort Worth

Oct 1 2023 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Tanger Outlets
15853 North Fwy
Fort Worth , TX

DFWCC is proud to put on this event, which will educate attendees on the current state of the electric vehicle industry and the benefits of owning an EV. Attendees will also have the opportunity for a hands-on experience with EVs at our Ride and Drive during the event. The event will take place at Tanger Outlets, an outdoor mall with ample parking, public seating, and over 70 popular stores and businesses. Food, games and restrooms will be available to attendees.

October 4, 2023

National Center for Safe Routes to School: National Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day - Nationwide

Oct 4 2023 - 7:00am
Nationwide TX

The annual event, which began in 1997, highlights the benefits of students walking, bicycling and rolling to school. Active commutes to school can help students strengthen their friendships with one another, but there are also health benefits, including increased physical activity, better air quality and improved safety. 

Some students may live too far to walk to school. There are still opportunities for them to participate if they get creative. offers a few examples, such as parking at a location near a school where students can meet and walk or roll together. They could also hold a parade and have students meet close to school and take a celebratory stroll to school. Involving others, such as local officials or even the band, could draw more attention.

Last year, elementary and middle schools from across the North Texas region participated, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments directly coordinated with 20 campuses to distribute promotional materials and host a bike raffle. Almost 1,000 entries were received for the four bikes raffled off.

This year, NCTCOG is coordinating with 24 campuses to help with their Walk to School Day events. There is still time to organize an event if your student attends a school that is not officially sponsoring one. NCTCOG makes resources available to help plan events.

Arlington Conservation Council: Weathering the Climate Change Storm - Zoom

Oct 4 2023 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Weathering the Climate Change Storm. Presentation by Jeff Ray, meteorologist, CBS News Texas.

Jeff Ray is a self-described weather science nerd and avid gardener who will share his expertise on his favorite subjects with ACC members and friends in October. Born in Lubbock, Jeff attended college and worked in Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn.; Austin, Texas; Gainesville and West Palm Beach, Fla; Starkville, Miss.; and Kansas City and Jefferson City, Mo. before seeing the light and coming back to Texas in 2010 as senior meteorologist with CBS 11.

He will discuss what North Central Texas can expect from an increasingly warmer planet and what we can do to prepare.

Join by Zoom

6:30 p.m. social time and equipment check

October 5, 2023

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Texas Chapter: Native Plant Exchange - Fort Worth

Oct 5 2023 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Plant exchange, bring your favorite plant!

Bring your favorite native plant to our chapter meeting and share with us why you love it. Exchange it for a new plant to take home.


Dallas County Master Gardener Association: Go Native Lecture Series - Dallas

Oct 5 2023 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther Dallas

Lecture series with North Texas Artists and Master Gardeners

October 6, 2023

Texas Conservation Alliance: Native Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 6 2023 - 10:00am to Oct 7 2023 - 3:00pm
Wild Birds Unlimited - East Dallas
5708 Abrams Rd.
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance is partnering with Wild Birds Unlimited (East Dallas location) to host a native plant sale.

As the temperature drops, this is the best time to establish Texas native plants in your garden spaces. TCA’s Fall Native Plant sale features a variety of native perennial wildflowers and grasses. Native plants need little water and require no artificial fertilizers to flourish and they provide food and shelter for wildlife.

All proceeds go toward TCA’s habitat restoration projects. Your purchase helps pollinators and enable TCA to put more natives in the ground.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Plant List will be provided when the date gets closer. 


Texas Women's University: Environmental Science and Civic Engagement - Denton

Oct 6 2023 - 11:00am to 1:30pm
Texas Woman's University
304 Administration Drive
Denton , TX

Environmental Science & Civic Engagement

Hosted by Texas Woman’s University, School of the Sciences

Event Description

Participate in a discussion about the connections between science research, business, and local policy at The Jane Nelson Institute for Women's Leadership at Texas Woman's University and tour the Science Research Commons building and Butterfly Gardens on October 6, 2023.

Pioneering in Environmental Science. Texas Woman’s University now offers Bachelor’s of Science degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Chemistry.

Schedule of the Event

The first part of the event will be networking at the Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall, followed by lunch and a presentation. After the presentation, we will tour the Science Research Commons and Butterfly Garden outside the Ann Stuart Science Complex.

For the presentation:

• 11 a.m. - Networking at Sue S. Bancroft Women’s Leadership Hall Exhibit

• 11:20 a.m. - Lunch and presentation/panel discussion

• Tour - 12:30 p.m.-  ScienceResearch Commons & Butterfly Garden (ASSC)

• Walk Back - 1:20 p.m. - Back to Jane Nelson Institute for Women.


October 7, 2023

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Fall Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 7 2023 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
8515 Greenville Ave
Dallas , TX

Shop for native plants grown by members.

Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 7 2023 - 9:00am
4448 Twin Post Rd
Dallas , TX

Organically grown plants donated by our membership will be available at this plant sale. Garden related items such as containers and garden ephemera will also be available.

Arlington Garden Club: Plant Sale - Arlington

Oct 7 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

Offering native and adapted perennials and plant donations from members' gardens.


NTREG & ASES: National Solar Tour - Irving

Oct 7 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
1025 Lane St
Irving , TX

THE ASES/NTREG sponsored solar tour will start at 10 a.m. with presentations by Project Team followed by food and drink from noon to 2 p.m.


INTRODUCTION: Bill Byrom, Owner, Retired Electrical Application Engineer with Tektronix

STRUCTURE & ENVELOPE: Tony Robinson, President, Axis Design-Build, Inc., Designer & Builder

GEOTHERMAL/HVAC: Roy Schar, President, Excel Geothermal, Heating & Air Conditioning

LIGHTING: Doug LaHourcade, Lights Fantastic Pro, Programmable Fans & LED Lighting

RAINWATER COLLECTION: Dr. Valerie Shoup, PE, CEM, President, Heritage Institute of Sustainability / Danny Mastroni, President, Water Line, Rainwater Systems, Xeriscape

SOLAR: Dan Lepinski, PE, Solar Design Engineer & Consultant / Michael Fladmark, MJFladmark, LLC, PV System Designer / Roni Kent, President, Grid Solar & Electric, Solar Power System Installer / Bhawna Oberoi, Co-Founder, Sol-Ark, Solar System Inverter Manufacturer / Avery Hughes, RSM, Fortress Power, LiFePO4 ESS Battery Storage / Alan Dowden, WALLBOX, Electric Vehicle Charging

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Texas Chapter: Fall Native Plant Sale - White Settlement

Oct 7 2023 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Veterans Park
8901 Clifford St Grand Pavilion
White Settlement , TX

Native plant sale held in conjunction with the NPSOT Plant and Butterfly event.

October 8, 2023

Wild DFW: Ned Fritz Day Walk - Dallas

Oct 8 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail
7000 Bexar St
Dallas , TX

Forty years ago, acting Governor Lloyd Doggett decreed Sept. 24, 1983 to be Ned Fritz Day. The citation heralds Ned’s work in thwarting the Trinity barge canal, fighting against clearcutting of forests, and work establishing public park lands. The team at Ned Fritz Legacy insist that it be celebrated every year. No better way to honor Ned than a walk in the woods.

Come walk the soft-surface (natural) trail segments of the Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail to the Trinity River. The @Ned Fritz Legacy team of Kristi Kerr Leonard and Amy Martin will be joined by Eileen McKee and Michael McKee, the Fritz’s daughter and grandson.

Along the 2.5 mile round-trip, view the 2nd Saturday workday team’s habitat restoration efforts. Join the team:

This amble recreates the trail’s chapter in Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth (Timber Press). The hike, one of the book’s 25 adventure narratives, was taken in spring with Leonard, Martin, and Eileen McKee to experience the Texas buckeye blooms.