Mar 15 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.


Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Riparian Management: Why Creeks Act the Way They Do - Zoom

Mar 15 2021 - 6:30pm
Zoom TX

Presenter: Ricky Linex

This presentation goes into the relationships of riparian areas to the uplands that provide water to the riparian areas and the importance of good land stewardship for the maintenance of healthy creeks and rivers.

Ricky Linex was a wildlife biologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Weatherford until his retirement in January.  He is the author of “Range Plants of North Central Texas, A Land User’s Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management.” 

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: 'Pollinators and Natives: An Ancient Marriage' - Zoom

Mar 15 2021 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Presenter: Randy Johnson

Angiosperms, the flowering plants, and the pollinators with which they co-evolved, have, over millions of years developed profound relationships that create and maintain almost every terrestrial ecosystem on Earth.  

Many of these relationships are specialized and unique, requiring native flora and native pollinator interaction. Non-native species are not reliable pollinators of native species. This presentation will discuss the co-evolution between angiosperms and their native pollinators and the importance of that relationship.

Randy co-owns and runs the business, Randy Johnson Organics, with his sister, Julie.