May 2 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


    •    A flashlight or headlamp helps you see birds pre-dawn.

    •    A camera phone, with the iNaturalist app downloaded, helps you document your findings but is not required.   

Email or to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

Event Website:

iNaturalist: City Nature Challenge (April 30-May 3) - DFW

Apr 30 2021 - 7:00pm to May 3 2021 - 11:45pm

DFW is participating along with over 300 cities around the world to see which urban area has the most biodiversity and most citizen scientists to document it! The dates of the City Nature Challenge are April 30 to May 3, and observations made anywhere within the DFW metroplex (Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Johnson, Kaufman, Parker, Rockwall, Tarrant, and Wise counties) will automatically be added to the project. Observations need to be uploaded and ID’ed to the best of your ability by May 9 to count.

Fort Worth Cactus and Succulent Society: Plant Sale - Fort Worth (May 1-2)

May 1 2021 - 9:00am to May 2 2021 - 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden Fort Worth , TX

Spring show and sale in the courtyard.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Paul Mathews Prairie Work Day - Greenville

May 2 2021 - 9:00am
Paul Mathews Prairie Greenville , TX

A workday to observe the results of the recent burn and remove woody plants from the prairie. 

Please bring loppers, gloves, waterproof boots, snacks/lunch, water. This prairie has gilgai (uneven terrain) to traverse.

Detals and directions on website link below.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Spring Market in the Garden - Fort Worth

May 2 2021 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT
1700 University Drive
Fort Worth , TX

The event offered throughout the combined campus includes the annual Spring Sip and Shop, a new Tea and Coffee Festival, and a free Afternoon in the Garden (Noon – 2 p.m.).  With numerous local artisans, food trucks, live music and more, this indoor-outdoor event is enhanced by the full-bloom beauty of spring in Fort Worth.

This event will follow Tarrant County and CDC guidelines (social distancing, sanitizing stations, and masks will be required indoors).