March 1, 2022

Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2022 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2022 - 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, from April 22 to around May 12.

April 23, 2022

The Nature Conservancy: Clymer Meadow Preserve Tours - Celeste (April 23-June 18)

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Jun 18 2022 - 12:00pm
Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation.  Celeste , TX

Walk among the wildflowers during our Spring Tours of the Clymer Meadow Preserve. Don’t miss your chance to visit this picturesque 1,450-acre preserve, which contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie— an imperiled ecosystem comprised of numerous bird, butterfly and wildflower species. You’ll immerse yourself in the beauty and color of true Texas prairie while learning about the history and ecology of our native grasslands. Grab your binoculars and camera, pack a picnic lunch, and get back to nature.

You have four opportunities to visit the Preserve:

9 a.m. - April 23 – Celebrate Earth Day on the Prairie!    RSVP by 4/18
9 a.m. - May 14 – Dickcissel Spring Tour    RSVP by 5/9
9 a.m. - May 21 – Spring Wildflower Tour (36th Year!)   RSVP by 5/16
8 a.m. - June 18 – Prairie Rose Tour    RSVP by 6/13

Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation. We recommend wearing a hat, long pants and closed-toed shoes. You may also wish to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, camera, lunch, and a water bottle. Tours are rain or shine!

RSVP: Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager, at 903-752-0676 or [email protected]

May 24, 2022

Dallas College: The Future of Nuclear Energy - Online

May 24 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Is nuclear energy renewable? What is the difference between nuclear fission and fusion? What are the pros and cons of nuclear energy including safety issues and radioactive waste? Is fusion the nuclear energy of the future? Register below to hear from Dan Moulton, executive committee chair of the Dallas Sierra Club, as he discusses this alternative form of energy.

Register on the website link below.

Part of the Sustainable U series.

May 27, 2022

Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve: Looking for Yucca Moths - Arlington

May 27 2022 - 7:00pm
Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX

John and Grace Darling will lead a walk through SCNP 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.

Male and female moths emerge from their cocoons in the spring, timed with the blossoming of the yucca plant. There is an extraordinary partnership between the yucca moth and the yucca plant. They are so interdependent that one cannot live without the other.

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 28, 2022

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Caddo National Grasslands Blackland Prairie Tour - Bonham

May 28 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Tractor Supply Bonham , TX

Explore some Blackland Prairie flora at the Caddo National Grasslands east of Bonham. Located in Fannin County, the grasslands encompass 17,873 acres. We will travel to the Ladonia unit.

Jeff Quayle & Mary Curry are co-leading this prairie field trip. Both are well-known local botanists with extensive botanizing in Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Hood, Montague, Wise counties.

Meet at the Tractor Supply in Bonham (2205 TX-121), just south of Highway 82. Gather in the parking lot closest to the highway. We will caravan from there to the grasslands. Bring snacks or a lunch and plenty of fluids and insect repellant.

*Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee).

May 31, 2022

Dallas College: Campus-Based Zero Waste: Recycling Solutions in Higher Education - Online:

May 31 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Online TX

Speakers: Gary Cocke, sustainability director, University of Texas at Dallas; Richard Johnson executive director of sustainability, Rice University

Achieving zero waste is can be done in any organization with planning and perseverance. Join Rice University and University of Texas at Dallas sustainability directors as they discuss recycling methods and solutions used on their campuses. Topics will include trash and recycling sensor technology, composting, and single-use plastic ban organizing.

Register on the website link below.

Part of the Sustainable U series.

June 4, 2022

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: 4K River Ranch - Mineral Wells

Jun 4 2022 - 8:30am to 11:00am
Mineral Wells , TX

Our hosts, Kim and Kent Olson, have spent the past 10 years transforming a worn-out 83-acre peanut farm into beautiful gardens for wildlife, an organic orchard and a maturing prairie restoration. 100 percent of their water is captured rainfall and a solar array provides more than half the power for their Prairie-style home. Skip stones in the Brazos River, stroll beneath the gallery forest and watch for birds and butterflies as our hosts detail their journey to sustainable living.

We will meet at 8:30 in Mineral Wells at a location to be determined and caravan to the ranch. Participants should come prepared for an easy walk over uneven terrain. Weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen and water are all recommended. Afterwards we'll have lunch at a local restaurant for those who wish to continue our morning of fun and fellowship.

Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus Eventbrite processing fee).

Register on the link below.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Northeast Texas Landowner Workshop  - Mt Vernon

Jun 4 2022 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Mount Vernon , TX

Daphne Prairie Tour
Workshop Agenda
Wildlife Management Plans
Wildlife Tax Exemption
Conservation Easements
Solar Energy Development
Regenerative Grazing

Registration $25 (includes lunch)

Register at website link below. 

Info: Dr. Aulicky, [email protected]

Heard Museum: Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden Spring Opening - McKinney

Jun 4 2022 - 9:00am
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

From June 4 through Oct. 2, 2022, visitors to the Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary will have the opportunity to walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more.

Heard Museum: Date Night at the Heard - McKinney

Jun 4 2022 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

This is a fun, outdoor fundraising event benefiting Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary. This event will feature live classic rock music, dancing, a cash bar, food trucks and more. Date Night at the Heard will be for guests ages 21 and over. Tickets are now available to the public (while supplies last) for $20. Heard Museum members receive a $2 discount on Date Night tickets.

June 12, 2022

Farmers Branch Historical Park: Chalk the Park - Farmers Branch

Jun 12 2022 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Ln
Farmers Branch , TX

Leave your mark in chalk at the Historical Park. Chalk provided.

Promise of Peace: Tomato Tasting Festival - Dallas

Jun 12 2022 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
POP Food Farm @ Trinity Groves
3106 Herbert Street
Dallas , TX

Enjoy the talents of Chefs Marshall Cole, Justin Box, Luke Rogers of Beckley 1115, Jay Valley of St Rocco's, Mynetta Cockerell, and Terry Lyn Creenshaw. The Promise of Peace Youth Interns will also be serving up some tasty tomato sandwiches.

Grower Josh of Redentas and the tomato therapist will all be part of the educational tent where you can learn about varietal flavors, recipes and growing practices.

$50.

June 18, 2022

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Giving Grove Program - Dallas

Jun 18 2022 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Owenwood Farm & Neighbor Space
1451 John West Road
Dallas , TX

Join us to hear how your organization can grow perennial fruits, nuts, berries and herbs at your existing community garden, community of faith, school or other property where produce can be shared with your community. 

Get an overview of the program.
Hear from site partners preparing for fall planting.
Tour the Giving Grove demonstration orchard at Owenwood Farm.

Register at website link below.

June 24, 2022

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Managing Prairies for Native Pollinators  - Zoom

Jun 24 2022 - 6:00pm
Zoom TX

Presented by Carol Clark, Conservation Specialist with Monarch Watch

Zoom registration on website link below