Mar 19 2023

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: 'Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research' - Fort Worth (Feb. 17-June 30)

Feb 17 2023 - 10:00am to Jun 30 2023 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Fort Worth , TX

“Dornith Doherty: Illuminations: Past, Present, and Future of Fern Research” art exhibit (Feb. 17-June 30, 2023.

The result of a two-year research-based creative affiliation with Vasco, Niño and Rehman, Doherty presents new large-scale artworks that engage with the past, chronicle the present, and project our possible ecological futures. The exhibition includes Doherty’s large-scale transparencies made from diaphanized plants collected in 1956, artworks made from images of ferns recently discovered in the tropics of Colombia, and a projection of animated genomic data from these plants.  

With these new artworks, Doherty brings to light the complex web of global scientific histories and the promising results of current day environmental research. Doherty’s work is concerned with our stewardship of the natural environment, and this new project explores the subject and the importance of present-day efforts in preserving today’s plant diversity for future generations.  

With support from: Ferns of Colombia, a grant funded by the National Science Foundation Division of Environmental Biology 2045319, and a Scholarly and Creative Activity Award from the College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas.

Free.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (Feb. 25-April 16)

Feb 25 2023 - 9:00am to Apr 16 2023 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, returns February 25-April 16, with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees and a new exhibition of Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors, including Ruby Bridges, Harriet Tubman, Mother Teresa and Amelia Earhart.

The Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden also reopens on Feb. 25.

Lights Out Texas (March 1-June 15)

Mar 1 2023 - 11:00pm to Jun 15 2023 - 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.

  • Full Migration Period: March 1 – June 15 

  • Critical Peak Migration Period: April 22 – May 12