Dallas Blooms is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Presented by Veritex Community Bank, Dallas Blooms will feature larger-than-life peacock topiaries along with more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs to create the largest and most colorful floral display in the Southwest. An explosion of spring flowers comes from 100 varieties of spring bulbs, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.
Apr 6 2022
Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (Feb. 19-April 10)
Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)
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.
Fort Worth Botanic Garden/BRIT: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden hosts the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas with the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Rainforest Conservatory.
Cost: Tickets for timed entrance are currently for sale online. Admission is $12 for ages 16-64; $10 for seniors (65+); $8 for ages 6-15; and free for children under five.
For those who want to visit both the Garden and the butterfly exhibit, the price is $18 for adults and seniors and $10 for children.
School groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets in advance for $8 per person. FWBG|BRIT members receive a discounted price of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children.
North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations: Ned Fritz Scholarship - Deadline May 1
Honoring long-time Unitarian Universalist and environmental activist Ned Fritz, these scholarships have been awarded to graduating high school seniors who attend a Unitarian Universalist congregation in North Texas. Meant for students who intend to study environmental subjects, or related fields, working toward a career focused on improving, protecting, or preserving the environment.
Members of First Unitarian in Dallas, where Ned attended and sang in the choir, are crowdfunding and creating a tribute site to Ned and his wife Genie: https://nedfritz.com/
More info about scholarship here: https://ntuuc.org/dollars-cents/scholarships
Dallas 2030 District: Green Globes Workshop - Dallas
GBI's Green Globes Workshop series allows the GBI community to come together in person to share innovative ideas and resources so that we may collectively reduce climate impacts by improving the built environment.
Join the Dallas 2030 District for a discussion on past and future efforts toward getting one step closer to 2030 goals. Hear from Executive Director and current members on Dallas 2030's journey since 2015 and learn about what they're planning for 2022 and beyond.
Arlington Conservation Council: Urban Wildlife, How We Can All Just Get Along - Online
Arlington Animal Services field operations manager Ray Rentschler will explore the types of urban wildlife in and around Arlington — coyotes, bobcats, skunks, alligators, feral hogs, snakes — and strategies for living with our wild neighbors. He also will discuss Arlington's new Wildlife Sustainability Program and how the city responds to wildlife issues.
Ray has been in the animal control field for over 20 years, and with numerous titles, including animal control officer, bite investigator, dangerous dog investigator and cruelty investigator. He has completed his Basic, Advanced, and Administrative Animal Control training and instructs animal law enforcement classes across the state.
He is a certified humane investigator through the University of Missouri-Columbia, certified in Chemical Capture through Safe Capture, and has specialized training in basic criminal investigation and intermediate crime scene investigation. He has had special training in wildlife rehabilitation basics and urban wildlife from Texas Parks and Wildlife. And he attended an alligator handling class.