Oct 21 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.

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.

EarthX: Film & Music Festival - Dallas (Oct.20-22)

Oct 20 2023 - 5:00pm to Oct 22 2023 - 9:00pm
Oak Cliff Venues TX

​The annual film festival resets as a multi-medium event. 

About: Three-evening event featuring environmentally themed films, live performers and an experiential installation.

When: Oct. 20 to 22, 2023

Where: Oak Cliff venues, including the Texas TheatreArt Mission Oak Cliff and the Kessler Theater

Tickets: Start at $25.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Rock Creek Ranch Park Bioblitz with Jeff Quayle - Fort Worth

Oct 21 2023 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Rock Creek Park Fort Worth , TX

​Rock Creek Ranch Park is a new 300-acre City of Fort Worth park that is not yet open to the public.

Jeff Quayle, a field trip leader for the Fort Worth Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas, will lead a bioblitz to help the Park and Recreation Department gain a better understanding of the biodiversity at the park. Participants will be focusing on collecting valuable data for natural resource management using iNaturalist observations.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Fall Native Plant Sale - Cedar Hill

Oct 21 2023 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Shop our live, in-person native plant sale Saturday, Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

We'll have a great selection of plants not typically available in nurseries. Plants we sell are mostly native, some adapted.

Native plants use less water, are adapted to our soils, and provide food and habitat for birds and pollinators (butterflies, bees, etc.).

Quantities are limited and some plants sell out quickly.

Come early for the best selection.

Online pre-orders available. 

Wild Birds Unlimited: Owls, Whoooo's That Hooting Out There? - Frisco

Oct 21 2023 - 10:00am
Wild Birds Unlimited
5995 Preston Rd, Suite 104
Frisco , TX

Learn the unique features of fascinating owls and gain an appreciation for the natural pest-control they provide for us. Hear about the 17 species that have been recorded in Texas and the four species most likely to be seen in our area. 

Learn tips on how to attract these awesome birds to your backyard!

Presenters Carolyn Oldham and Jerri Kerr are long-time birding friends and active members of the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society in Collin County. 

They have traveled extensively in the US to observe birds and hopefully add new ones to their life-lists. They are dedicated wildlife gardeners and have plants and feeders to attract birds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators.

RSVP: 214-407-7625

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Picnic Talk & Prairie Walk With Amy Martin - Fort Worth

Oct 21 2023 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3325 View St
Fort Worth , TX

Friends of Tandy Natural Area joins with the Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club for a talk and walk with author and naturalist Amy Martin about her book, Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Come at noon and bring a picnic lunch. Amy will talk at the outdoor classroom about how as a lifelong Dallasite she fell in love with Fort Worth nature and lead a discussion on how the bedrock and ecology of the municipalities' personalities.

Then at 1 p.m. it’s off to recreate the hike from the Tandy Hills chapter, exploring the prairies in splendid fall wildflowers and the lush riparian corridor rich in wildlife.