May 27 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

FWBG/BRIT: Native Plants with Ricky Linex - Fort Worth

May 27 2023 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
FWBG/BRIT Fort Worth , TX

Enjoy a humorous look back over Ricky Linex’s 40 years of work in North and West Texas that led to the writing of Range Plants of North Central Texas. This country-boy botanist will show photos of his travels and talk about how the book came to be. You can purchase a signed copy of the book in the class, but it is also available for sale online through BRIT press at Range Plants of North Central Texas at The class concludes with a walk in the gardens with Ricky to discover and learn more about native plants.


Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Camp Shuman Bioblitz- Fort Worth

May 27 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Camp Leroy Shuman TX

Camp Leroy Shuman, a campground for boys and girls, opened in 1920 and was closed in 2009. The property is owned by the city of Fort Worth and is accessible through permission. It is one of the first scout camps in Fort Worth. Today, the flagpole and the remains of the mess hall are still there. There are plenty of old trails here, although some are slightly overgrown. Numerous deer graze on the grasses near dark.

The camp is predominately a Post Oak/Blackjack woodland, with scattered open patches of sandy, Western Cross Timbers prairie. Typical woody species are Post Oak (Quercus stellata), Blackjack Oak (Quercus marilandica), Possumhaw (Ilex decidua), Carolina Buckthorn (Frangula caroliniana) and Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum). Various grasses and forbs exist in the understory and in the scattered patches of sandy prairie.

We will be focusing on providing valuable data for management using iNaturalist observations. There is an existing iNaturalist project page titled “Camp Leroy Shuman.” 

Jeff Quayle is leading the bioblitz. Read more about Jeff here.

Suggested donation amount is $10;

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Residency Bootcamp - Cedar Hill

May 27 2023 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Resiliency Bootcamp with Dudley (Dr. Bounce Back) Thurmond.

This event is for all ages and genders. Young to older, male or female. Come as a family or individual.

Resiliency Bootcamp entails: Turning your pain into power. Turning your setbacks into comebacks. Resetting and Recalibrating your mindset and tapping into your higher self.

This event is for you if:

You love nature, or want to experience it more

You want to strengthen your mindset

You are healing from past trauma 

You want to connect with life on a deeper level

You Love yourself, or want to gain more self-Love

You are seeking a safe place to promote positive transformation

You are looking to become more resilient