May 28 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 Brandon.Belcher@tnc.org

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Caddo National Grasslands Blackland Prairie Tour - Bonham

May 28 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Tractor Supply Bonham , TX

Explore some Blackland Prairie flora at the Caddo National Grasslands east of Bonham. Located in Fannin County, the grasslands encompass 17,873 acres. We will travel to the Ladonia unit.

Jeff Quayle & Mary Curry are co-leading this prairie field trip. Both are well-known local botanists with extensive botanizing in Cooke, Denton, Fannin, Hood, Montague, Wise counties.

Meet at the Tractor Supply in Bonham (2205 TX-121), just south of Highway 82. Gather in the parking lot closest to the highway. We will caravan from there to the grasslands. Bring snacks or a lunch and plenty of fluids and insect repellant.

*Reservations are required through Eventbrite. Suggested donation of $5.00 or any amount you wish to donate to assist NPAT with future programming & outreach events (plus EventBrite processing fee).