May 7 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.

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]

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth & Western Cross Timbers Chapters: LBJ National Grasslands Hike - Decatur

May 7 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
TXDOT Rest Area
NW of Highway 287 and Loop 380
Decatur , TX

See some endemic Texas flora at the intersection between Fort Worth Prairie & Western Cross Timbers.

Explore examples of a Western Cross Timbers Post Oak/Blackjack woodland with scattered prairie openings. The topography is mostly flat, with moderate sandy slopes leading out to the west from the woods.

Meet in Decatur at the TXDOT rest area, approximately 2-3 miles northwest of the intersection of Highway 287 and Loop 380. Meet in front of the restrooms. We will leave the TXDOT rest area promptly, so please be prompt and on time.

*Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee).

NPAT & NTMN: Native Plants and Prairies Day - Dallas

May 7 2022 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther
Dallas , TX

Choose from an assortment of prairie tours on subjects like Pollinators, Wildflowers and Medicinal Plants. Listen to interesting presentations about the history of White Rock Prairie, or the Birds of White Rock Lake, then check out local outdoor-related exhibits where you can learn more about spiders, snakes, native plants and more.

Kids are welcome, too! We'll have nature arts and crafts activities, and kids can get hands-on while learning with some cool educational exhibits.

This event highlights the importance and value of our North Texas prairies as habitat for bugs, birds and mammals and as a vital natural resource.

More info on event page, including link to scheduled speakers.

City of Coppell: Texas Tough Plants - Coppell

May 7 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Biodiversity Education Building
367 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell , TX

Learn about the good and not so good Texas-hardy plants for your garden and how to create your own beautiful landscape that’s easier to maintain. Hosted by Grow It Land Designs and Garden Center and Keep Coppell Beautiful. Registration is required.