Apr 30 2023

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

Native Plant Society of Texas: Native Texas Plant Sales - Statewide (Thru May 6)

Mar 22 2023 - 8:00am to May 6 2023 - 5:00pm
North Texas and statewide

Each spring and fall, Society volunteers plan and host native plant sales. Texas native plants can be difficult to find at the typical nursery, so these sales are crucial to promoting the conservation, research, and utilization of native plants in Texas yards and landscapes.

See upcoming native plant sales in North Texas in this list compiled by the Native Plant Society of Texas.  If you don’t see a plant sale near you right now, check back later because NPSOT will be adding sale dates as they learn about them. Here are some of the North Texas plant sales:


April 22 – 23: Times vary. At Heard Museum (1 Nature Place, McKinney). Hosted by Collin County Chapter. 

Flower Mound 

April 29: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Flower Mound High School (3411 Peters Colony Rd., Flower Mound). Hosted by Trinity Forks Chapter. The sale will be in the back parking lot, corner of Old Settlers and Sagebrush. 


May 6: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Native Plants and Prairies Day, Bath House Cultural Center (512 East Lawther Dr., Dallas). Hosted by Dallas Chapter. 


May 6: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Elm Grove Pavilion, River Legacy Park (701 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington). Hosted by North Central Chapter. 

See website link below for details and links.

Frost Bank: Shred Events - Statewide (April 3-May 18)

Apr 3 2023 - 9:00am to May 18 2023 - 1:00pm
Statewide TX

Frost Bank is hosting shred events in DFW and throughout Texas.

This service is open to the community. There is a 10 box/bag limit per visitor.

Free. See guidelines. Check the Facebook page for events near you.

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Urban Garden Survey - Online

Apr 14 2023 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2023 - 11:45pm

In 2016, the Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions began collecting surveys from local gardens. Our goal is to collect as much information as possible to connect people and resources for greater success across the city and around Dallas County. 

The information collected becomes part of a data base that informs the Urban Agriculture Action Team as it works to increase and support sustainable, local food production and fresh food access in and around Dallas.

The survey takes approximately 5 minutes.

Info: Wyonella Henderson-Greene at wyonella_henderson-greene@baylor.edu or 254-710-8864.

Is your garden on the map

iNaturalist: City Nature Challenge - DFW (April 28-May 1)

Apr 28 2023 - 7:00am to May 1 2023 - 11:45pm

Join this fun worldwide challenge to see which metro area can document the most plant and animal species using the free iNaturalist app.

You don't have to live in a city to participate! It's a great way to enjoy the natural world, whether from your own backyard, local park or other wild places.

Find out more at the website link below.

Artcycle TX Studio: The Magic Needle Journal - Dallas

Apr 30 2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Art on Main
4428 Main St Suite 200
Dallas , TX

In this workshop recycle and visual artist, VET, will guide you in creating a sacred journal that can hold your hopes, dreams and perhaps, your secrets. Each journal will combine an embellished cloth cover with inserts of decorative signature pages. She will show you how to use basic stitching with colorful threads, assorted beading and other adornments to add an astonishing variety of color and finishes. This visual journal will be the beginning of a beautiful journey of self-discovery.  Some basic knowledge of sewing is helpful, but not required.  

$40. Class limited to 15.

Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve: Mindfully Observing City Nature Challenge - Arlington

Apr 30 2023 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve
5201 S. Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX

When you pay close attention, how many kinds of plants and animals can you find? Come take a walk with us and add your observations to City Nature Challenge, using the iNaturalist app. You can join us whether or not you use iNaturalist, and we welcome you even if this is all new to you. GSDFW writer and wildlife author Michael Smith will lead this walk. We will combine mindfulness with actively searching for species to document. If you keep a nature journal, bring it and we will do some journaling at the end.