Apr 24 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.

 

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.

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Ennis Garden Club: Bluebonnet Trails - Ennis

Apr 1 2021 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2021 - 6:00pm
Ennis , TX

From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so please check this website or call 972-878-4748 before your visit.

The Healthy Hippie: Earth Day Celebration - Watauga

Apr 24 2021 - 8:30am to 11:30pm
The Healthy Hippie
6600 Denton Hwy Ste 210
Watauga , TX

The vegan cafe celebrates Earth Day with live music, vendors, giveaways, petition signing and more.

Vendors ($25/booth), guest speakers, muscians, certified teachers for studio and lawn classes (yoga, Pilates, gardening etc), raffle donations wanted. 

Info: [email protected]

Liveable Arlington: 'Fractured' Sandra Steingraber Live - Online

Apr 24 2021 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Online TX

Fractured: A Live Webinar with Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D.

The landscape of Arlington (and many other North Texas cities) is pocked by fracking well sites.

While the worst of our city's fracking boom is over, drilling is still expanding in Arlington. The city is currently home to 53 drill sites with over 350 gas wells, combined.

Most residents live dangerously close to gas wells, putting their health at risk. Many in Arlington and neighboring cities live near highly polluting compressor stations, three of which were just listed in the top ten of all polluters in Tarrant County.

Join us for a conversation with biologist, author, cancer survivor, and co-founder of Concerned Health Professionals of New York, Sandra Steingraber, Ph.D. Steingraber will discuss fracking and its impact on public health, communities, and our climate.

There will be a Q & A at the end of the presentation.

River Legacy Living Science Center: Owl Prowl - Arlington

Apr 24 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.