Oct 29 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.

Verdigris Ensemble: The Endangered - Dallas (Oct. 27-29)

Oct 27 2023 - 7:30pm to Oct 29 2023 - 11:00pm
Dallas Contemporary
161 Glass Street
Dallas , TX

An immersive experience combining choral music with digital art projections to tell stories of at-risk species.

A 55-minute concert of Sarah Kirkland Snider’s acclaimed Mass for the Endangered, Edie Hill’s Spectral Spirits, and 3 locally commissioned world premieres about threatened Texas species. Sixteen singers and 10 instrumentalists will perform within The Dallas Contemporary stark industrial space as Courtney Ware's stunning AI-generated visuals animate a towering 110-foot wall, vividly enhancing the musical call to urgent conservation action.

Cost: $17.50 to $41

Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: 'Wild DFW' Author Amy Martin - Fort Worth

Oct 29 2023 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Fort Worth , TX

The Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge has its own chapter in the new book Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth. Author and Green Source DFW reporter Amy Martin will present a photo-filled talk about North Texas nature and its unique status as an ecotone connecting the con- tinental east and west. Learn why the regional landscape gets harder, higher and drier as you go west and many more fascinating terrain insights. Pre-registration required. Free (with paid admission).


Twelve Hills Nature Center: Prairie and Pollinator Festival - CANCELLED

Oct 29 2023 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Twelves HIll Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Rd
Dallas , TX

Annual festival celebrating the Blackland Prairie. Free.


We're sorry to tell you that because of inclement weather expected on Sunday afternoon, we decided the Prairie Festival at Twelve Hills has to be CANCELLED. The snakes, owls and raptors don't do well in cold, windy rainy conditions, the pollinators won't be out flying, and the trails will be too wet to hike. We won't reschedule this in 2023, but probably will next fall.

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