May 1 2022

Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2022 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2022 - 6:00am

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.

North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations: Ned Fritz Scholarship - Deadline May 1

Apr 1 2022 - 7:00am to May 1 2022 - 5:00pm
Online TX

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

Apply here: https://i4h3j7u7.rocketcdn.me/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/Fritz-scholarsh...

 

The Nature Conservancy: Clymer Meadow Preserve Tours - Celeste (April 23-June 18)

Apr 23 2022 - 9:00am to Jun 18 2022 - 12:00pm
Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation.  Celeste , TX

Walk among the wildflowers during our Spring Tours of the Clymer Meadow Preserve. Don’t miss your chance to visit this picturesque 1,450-acre preserve, which contains one of the last remnants of the Blackland Prairie— an imperiled ecosystem comprised of numerous bird, butterfly and wildflower species. You’ll immerse yourself in the beauty and color of true Texas prairie while learning about the history and ecology of our native grasslands. Grab your binoculars and camera, pack a picnic lunch, and get back to nature.

You have four opportunities to visit the Preserve:

9 a.m. - April 23 – Celebrate Earth Day on the Prairie!    RSVP by 4/18
9 a.m. - May 14 – Dickcissel Spring Tour    RSVP by 5/9
9 a.m. - May 21 – Spring Wildflower Tour (36th Year!)   RSVP by 5/16
8 a.m. - June 18 – Prairie Rose Tour    RSVP by 6/13

Tours will meet at different locations – information will be sent with RSVP confirmation. We recommend wearing a hat, long pants and closed-toed shoes. You may also wish to bring insect repellent, sunscreen, a hat, binoculars, camera, lunch, and a water bottle. Tours are rain or shine!

RSVP: Brandon Belcher, North Texas Preserves Manager, at 903-752-0676 or [email protected]

iNaturalist: City Nature Challenge - DFW (April 29-May 2)

Apr 29 2022 - 7:00am to May 2 2022 - 11:45pm
DFW TX

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species during April 29 - May 2. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app.

With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify, which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth will count during the four day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group. You can also help with IDs for other people's observations to increase our species count, come to a bioblitz, or even hold your own event!

The City Nature Challenge is organized by Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and California Academy of Sciences.

Info: [email protected] 

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary: Native Plant Sale - McKinney (April 30-May 1)

Apr 30 2022 - 9:00am to May 1 2022 - 5:00pm
The Heard Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

For over 30 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase some of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens and to obtain many rare plants. The Heard’s plant sales also often feature a selection of native milkweed plants. See complete plant list. Guests are welcome to bring carts or wagons to facilitate their purchases.

April 29 is for members only. The sale is open to the public on the April 30 and May 1.

Per the Native Plant Society of Texas

"The Heard Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary’s annual Spring Native Plant Sale is one of the longest-running, largest, and best native plant sales in the state."

 

Friends of Oak Cliff Parks: Bird Walk - Dallas

May 1 2022 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Kiest Conservation Area
2324 W Kiest Blvd
Dallas , TX

Join us for a walk through the woods and native prairie meadow at the Kiest Conservation Area in Oak Cliff. Our guides are Carrie Robinson and Ben Sandifer, both North Texas Master Naturalists.

The conservation area is an 88-acre tract of land with an island of native Texas prairie. Over 150 wildflower and grass species were identified by master naturalist legend Jim Varnum eight years ago. While you’re there, visit the newly opened mile long Meadow Loop Trail.

Closed toed shoes are recommended. Water and insect repellant will be provided. The parking area is in the field at the southeast corner of the intersection of Hampton Road and Keist Boulevard Park next to the kiosk.

Free.

Info:  [email protected]