May 6 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.

TRWD: Trash Bash - Lake Bridgeport

May 6 2023 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Lake Bridgeport
1650 FM-1658
Bridgeport , TX

Making an impact locally is easy. Join the Tarrant Regional Water District and thousands of volunteers to remove litter all throughout Lake Bridgeport.

Cleanup: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
After Party: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Registration link on the event page. See website link below.

Dallas NPAT and NTX Master Naturalists: Native Plants and Prairies Day - Dallas

May 6 2023 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E Lawther Dr
Dallas , TX

Enjoy this fun, free event for families to celebrate our blackland prairies here in North Texas. Learn the importance and value of our North Texas prairies as habitat for bugs, birds and mammals and as a vital natural resource.

More details to come.

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Native Plant Sale - Arlington

May 6 2023 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
River Legacy Park
701 NE Green Oaks Boulevard Elm Grove Pavilion.
Arlington , TX

This sale hosted by the North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas features a large variety of Texas Native Plant species good for our soils and climate. Native Plants make healthy Habitats: • No need for pesticides or fertilizers • Low water requirement. • Host plants for Butterflies • Nectar Plants for Pollinators. Many hard to find species including:  • Ground covers • Perennials • Shrubs • Vines and Trees.

These plants are often not available in the commercial nursery trade, yet are wonderful additions to your landscapes and gardens.

Indigo River Tiny Homes: Texas Tiny Home Festival - Parker

May 6 2023 - 10:00am to May 7 2023 - 5:00pm
Southfork Ranch
3700 Hogge Drive
Parker , TX

Over 15 Tiny Homes, Skoolies and Vehicle Conversions have committed to the festival.

Event Website:

    •    Connect and Collaborate with the Tiny Living & DIY Communities

    •    Meet “Outside the Box" Thinkers and Doers Tour

    •    Tour Tiny Homes, Skoolies and Vehicle Conversions

    •    Includes DIY to Factory Built to Custom Shops with Artisan Craftsmanship

    •    Budget Models to Luxury Homes with High-end Components

    •    Tiny Home Industry Speakers and Panels

    •    Products for DIY, Tiny and Travel Lifestyles

    •    Food Trucks and a Texas Music Hall Stage with Live Music and a Dance Floor

Cost: 0 to $77. Advanced adult day passes $9. Upgrades also available.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Background and Requirements for Utility Scale Solar Projects in Texas - Irving & Zoom

May 6 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dallas College North Lake Campus
5001 North MacArthur Boulevard Building 'G', Room G-402
Irving , TX

• Current State of Utility Scale Solar in US and Texas

• Requirements for a Utility Scale Solar Site to be Viable

• Outline of Utility Scale Project Development Process

• Financial Considerations for Project Development

• Discussion Regarding Solar + Storage

About Our Presenter : Sol Bobst is the founder and President of Solar Ranch Development Company in Houston, Texas. He has an MBA and Masters Degree in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship from the University of Houston-Victoria. Sol travels all over Texas to find and represent landowners interested in Utility-scale Solar. His project pipeline includes over 700 Megawatts of potential capacity in the ERCOT market.

Hybrid Meeting: Also on Zoom. See website link below for details.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Drawing the Fuller Garden - Fort Worth

May 6 2023 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

This monthly drawing class offers personal instruction in mastering line, form, shading, composition, balance, and more as you practice in the beauty and tranquility of our gardens.

This month’s drawing location in the garden will be our beautiful Fuller Gardens, which are exploding with spring blooms.


Registration deadline: May 3