Sep 26 2022

Lights Out Texas - Statewide (Sept. 6-Oct. 29)

Sep 6 2022 - 11:00pm to Oct 29 2022 - 6:00am

Lights Out Texas is an intiative launched by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology with support from nonprofits including the Texas Conservation Alliance and Texan by Nature to raise awareness about the dangers of light pollution for migrating birds. 

The program asks homeowners, businesses and managers of tall buildings to eliminate or reduce lighting between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the peak of the fall migration, Sept. 6 to Oct. 29, 2022. 

City of Dallas: Waterwise Landscape Tour - ENTRIES WANTED! (Deadline Oct. 10)

Sep 15 2022 - 8:00am to Oct 10 2022 - 5:00pm

A call for submissions to the 28th annual Waterwise Landscape Tour.

Deadline to apply extended to Oct. 10 at 5 p.m. The tour will be held Oct. 22.

Info: 214-670-5378 or [email protected]

Dallas Arboretum: A Fall Fairy Tale - Dallas

Sep 17 2022 - 9:00am to Oct 31 2022 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

The theme of the 17th annual Autumn at the Arboretum is A Fall Fairy Tale.

The fall festival features more than 100,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash from the Pumpkin Capital of Texas, Floydada.  A Fall Fairy Tale showcases the return of Cinderella’s carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village. Other “gourd-eous” displays showcase classic tales of Jack and The Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs and The Sword in the Stone and even a magic carpet ride selfie experience from One Thousand and One Nights.

Indian Trail Master Naturalists: Moon Talk - Waxahachie & Zoom

Sep 26 2022 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
First United Methodist Church
505 W. Marvin Ave.
Waxahachie , TX

Known by many as the Moonlady, Amy Martin will share her deep knowledge of the Moon.

You’ll be a pro-level Moon watcher after this talk, with a deep understanding of how Moon phases are created. Become able to predict where the Moon will be at any time with some great timing tips on when the Moon rises and sets in each phase. 

Understand about synchrony which creates tides and causes us to only see one side of the Moon. Discover how synchrony led to life on Earth and how the Moon stabilizes the planet to enable human life to evolve. Learn how Full Moons at perigee create Super Moons and how perihelion makes the winter Moon much brighter. 

Get insight into the Moon’s metaphoric qualities. Discover how you can live in tune with the Moon with gardening based on the lunar phases. Find reason for celebration in global lunar-based holidays and significant New and Full Moons.

The meeting will be held in person as well as on Zoom.


A journalist and writer for over 35 years, Amy Martin, is the author of the upcoming Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth for Timber Press (summer 2023). 

She also published Itchy Business: How to Treat the Poison Ivy and Poison Oak Rash, Prevent Exposure and Eradicate the Plant. She is senior features writer for GreenSourceDFW, profiling parks, preserves, and the people who protect them. 

Martin sits on the board of Dallas County Open Space’s Trails and Preserves Program. She is state social media director for Native Prairies Association of Texas. 

For 12 years, she managed wildlife habitat rehabilitation on a private nature preserve in northeast Texas, including the conversion of fifteen acres of pasture into tallgrass prairie. She currently applies her skills to the Dixon Branch Greenbelt in her East Dallas neighborhood. 

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