Oct 7 2023

Lights Out Texas: Fall Migration (Aug. 15 - Nov. 30)

Aug 15 2023 - 11:00pm to Nov 30 2023 - 6:00am
Texas TX

​Lights Out Texas is a campaign to turn off lights at night between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. during spring and fall wildbird migrations to help protect nocturnally migrating birds.

Originally launched in 2017 by Houston Audubon, Lights Out Texas has grown statewide and is facilitated by Audubon Texas in collaboration with conservation non-profits, universities, governmental organizations and Texans dedicated to the conservation of birds.

The full fall migration starts Aug. 15 and ends on Nov. 30.
The peak fall migration is Sept. 6 through Oct. 29.

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Deadline Oct. 13

Sep 5 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 13 2023 - 5:00pm

The contest is for students who live or attend school in Arlington. Entries are due Oct. 13 and winners will be announced Oct. 19. One winner in each age group will receive water-themed books, fun STEAM-related kits, and other fun prizes.

Visit the website for more information on:

    •    Contest rules 

    •    Printable contest flyer

    •    Printables for pre-K students (From the EPA's WaterSense website)

    •    Resources for parents and educators

NCTCOG: DFW High-Speed Transportation Study - Online Public Comment (Deadline Oct. 10)

Sep 10 2023 - 8:00am to Oct 10 2023 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The public recently had several opportunities to weigh in on plans to connect Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas with high-speed rail service. The North Central Texas Council of Governments held a series of four open houses in August and September to gauge the opinions of potential users of the system.

There is still time for the public to weigh in on the project before the end of the 30-day comment period. Comment here by Oct. 10 to provide feedback on the Fort Worth-to-Dallas line.

The formal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process of the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study is set to kick off soon, during which the environmental and social impacts of the proposed route, which mostly follows Interstate Highway 30, will be evaluated. The NEPA process must be completed within a year of its start date. Once the line has been environmentally cleared, it will be easier to begin discussing funding mechanisms. Ultimately, the project could include some combination of public- and private-sector funds.



George W. Bush Presidential Center: Native Texas Park Tours - Dallas (Sept 30 - Nov. 18)

Sep 30 2023 - 10:00am to Nov 18 2023 - 11:00am
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

The 15-acre Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park is open daily for self-guided tours from sunrise until sunset 365 days a year. Pets are welcome. Embark on either a self-guided or group tour through the beautiful and sustainable park, building and grounds.

Guided tours will be available for free every Saturday at 10 a.m. starting Sept. 30 through Nov. 18. Weather permitting.

Tours begin in the Freedom Plaza by the fountain.

Free. Sign up on the website link below.

Texas Conservation Alliance: Native Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 6 2023 - 10:00am to Oct 7 2023 - 3:00pm
Wild Birds Unlimited - East Dallas
5708 Abrams Rd.
Dallas , TX

Texas Conservation Alliance is partnering with Wild Birds Unlimited (East Dallas location) to host a native plant sale.

As the temperature drops, this is the best time to establish Texas native plants in your garden spaces. TCA’s Fall Native Plant sale features a variety of native perennial wildflowers and grasses. Native plants need little water and require no artificial fertilizers to flourish and they provide food and shelter for wildlife.

All proceeds go toward TCA’s habitat restoration projects. Your purchase helps pollinators and enable TCA to put more natives in the ground.

Friday & Saturday, Oct. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m

Plant List will be provided when the date gets closer. 

Info: MeiLing@tcatexas.org

National Solar Tour: Bill Byrom Home - Irving

Oct 6 2023 - 1:00pm to Oct 8 2023 - 2:00pm
Bill Byrom Home
1025 Lane St.
Irving , TX

NTREG member and Irving resident Bill Byrom is hosting an open house to show off his recently completely state-of-the-art energy efficient home.

Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct.8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Fall Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 7 2023 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
8515 Greenville Ave
Dallas , TX

Shop for native plants grown by members.

Arlington Garden Club: Plant Sale - Arlington

Oct 7 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

Offering native and adapted perennials and plant donations from members' gardens.

Info: ArlingtonTXGardenClub@gmail.com

Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 7 2023 - 9:00am
4448 Twin Post Rd
Dallas , TX

Organically grown plants donated by our membership will be available at this plant sale. Garden related items such as containers and garden ephemera will also be available.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Native Plant Walk - Cedar Hill

Oct 7 2023 - 10:00am
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Join Master Naturalist Charlie Grindstaff for a guided walk along our Canyon Floor Trail. Participants will learn about the native plants of Dogwood Canyon.

RSVP required. Donation suggested.

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Texas Chapter: Fall Native Plant Sale - White Settlement

Oct 7 2023 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Veterans Park
8901 Clifford St Grand Pavilion
White Settlement , TX

Native plant sale held in conjunction with the NPSOT Plant and Butterfly event.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Fall Plant Sale - Fort Worth (Oct. 6-7)

Oct 7 2023 - 2:00pm to Oct 8 2023 - 2:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
West Entrance, 3408 West Freeway
Fort Worth , TX

The semi-annual plant sale gives guests a chance to ask for plant advice from our expert horticultural staff, who can assist guests in finding plants that will work best in different yards and landscapes. 

 Proceeds from the sale benefit the Garden. FWBG Members receive 10 percent off (excludes vendor plants and products.)


Guests are encouraged to bring their own wagons to transport plants to their vehicles

Free parking at West Entrance.

Hours: Friday, Oct. 6, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Info: Dena Lewis, FWBG PR Manager, dlewis@fwbg.org, 817-463-4188