May 22 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]g or [email protected] to sign up, get specific dates and more info.

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Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Sean Kenney’s Nature Connects - Fort Worth (May 6-Aug. 6)

May 6 2021 - 8:00am to Aug 1 2021 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Be amazed this summer at the award-winning exhibition by artist Sean Kenney. Kenney uses simple toy blocks to craft plants and animals, birds and insects, playing with our idea of scale and inviting a sense of wonder.

Free with admission.

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Prairie Bird-a-Thon - Online (May 13-June 14)

May 13 2021 - 7:00am to Jun 14 2021 - 11:45pm
Online TX

Support threatened bird populations and the habitat preservation work of NPAT. Just pledge a selected amount to donate per number of birds counted over a four week period. Pledges can be made from May 13 through June 14.

Can'd Aid: Fort Worth River Cleanup - Fort Worth

May 22 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Rockwood Park
1510 Rockwood Park Dr N
Fort Worth , TX

Show Mama Earth some love! Join Can'd Aid and Ball Corp. at Rockwood Park in an effort to clean up and help beautify the West Fork Trinity River. Can'd Aid will provide all necessary supplies – just come ready to dive in and do some good!

Due to the current circumstances, we ask that all volunteers practice six feet of social distancing throughout the cleanup. Check-in times will be staggered to limit group sizes and face masks can be provided. Please plan to bring your own gloves if you can. If not, Can’d Aid will provide you with a pair!

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Wilt's Prairie Tour - Ennis

May 22 2021 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Wilt's Prairie/Farm
1127 Stacks Road
Ennis , TX

The property is 108 acres of Blackland Prairie in Ellis County. Approximately 40 percent of the area is upland tall grass prairie. The remainder is bottomland woods. The terrain is varied with a gradual elevation drop of nearly 100’ to the Northern boundary which is the Red Oak Creek.

DIRECTIONS: From Dallas, head south on I45. Take exit #266, the Ferris exit (FM 660)
Turn  on to FM 660 and travel south to the second stop sign.
Turn left to continue on FM 660 and travel 8 miles to the town of Bristol.
At the T intersection, turn left on to Stacks Road. There is no stop sign at this intersection. Travel about 2 miles on Stacks Rd. The address number, 1127,  is on the fence post. Turn left into the farm and park on the grass.

John Wilt's cell phone number is 214 707-8439.

RSVP: Brenda Catlett at [email protected]