Nov 11 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.

Dallas Arboretum: Holiday at the Arboretum - Dallas (Nov. 8-Jan.5)

Nov 8 2023 - 6:00pm to Jan 5 2024 - 9:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, features three large-scale outdoor exhibits ready to dazzle and get people in the holiday spirit. They include The Christmas Village, The 12 Days of Christmas and the 50-foot-tall Dazzling Musical Tree. 


Native Plant Society of Texas: Fall Symposium - Nacogdoches & Online (Nov. 9-11)

Nov 9 2023 - 6:00pm to Nov 11 2023 - 9:15pm
Fredonia Hotel and Convention Center Nacogdocheds , TX

Focus will be on conserving plants native to the Pineywoods Ecoregion of East Texas. If you cannot make it in person, register for the virtual option (see below) and watch events live or enjoy recordings on your own schedule.

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Silent Auction - Online (Nov. 10-18)

Nov 10 2023 - 8:00am to Nov 18 2023 - 6:00pm
Online TX

Protect native prairies by participating in NPAT's online silent auction. Closes at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18.

City of Plano: Texas Recycles Day - Plano

Nov 11 2023 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Chase Oaks Church
281 Legacy Drive Parking Lot (enter from Chase Oaks Blvd)
Plano , TX

Texas Recycles Day is an annual event held by the City of Plano that allows residents to drive through, drop off and donate specific household items to our community and local nonprofit organizations. The donations collected benefit thousands of people as items are reused or recycled, keeping these items out of our landfill.

Please only bring items listed on the website and below. Items not listed will be turned away.

Accepted Items:

Arts and crafts supplies (accepted supplies:

Bicycles: all conditions and sizes accepted

Electronics*: all electronics, anything that plugs in, batteries, wires and cables (accepted items:

Paper for Shredding (2 standard filing boxes of documents for free!)

Pet Supplies (bath towels, pet toys and accessories)

Sports Equipment (No treadmills, ellipticals, exercise bikes, snow sports or water sports equipment)

Eyeglasses, Hearing Aids and Cell Phones


*Electronics Event Disposal Fees (cash or check):

Printers, fax machines and copiers - $5/item

CRT monitors - $10/item

Televisions - $25/item

UER cannot accept TVs, LCD or CRT monitors with broken screens

On-site hard drive shredding - $20/item


North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Green Careers Texas Field Trip - Dallas

Nov 11 2023 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Restorative Farms
4527 Scyene Road
Dallas , TX is Tracy Wallace cofounder of Green Careers Texas, which recently held a ribbon cutting for its solar installation training facility at Restorative Farms.

NTREG recommends parking at a DART light rail or TRE parking lot and taking the Green Line to the Hatcher Station, which is adjacent to Restorative Farms. Please note: Restorative Farms has no local parking.

See website link below for information on how to take DART.

Info: Bill Byrom,, 972-898-4816

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Prairie Seekers Training - Montague County

Nov 11 2023 - 3:00pm
TBA Montague County , TX

Our next Prairie Seekers adventure will take place in southern Montague County, near the LBJ National Grasslands at the Thomsen Foundation, LLC. Our special guide will be Dr. Lisa Bellows, Foundation Director and retired Chair of the Science Division at North Central Texas College in Gainesville.

The Foundation's property is intricate and diverse, with limestone mesa, sandy Cross Timbers lowland and riparian/wetland biotic communities to explore. Extensive landscape-scale restoration and management have been ongoing since its acquisition. Besides covering plant ID and general prairie ecology, we will make comparisons between the plant communities on the mesa top and the sandy valley below it. We'll also discuss land management techniques and goals for the property.

Registrants will receive additional information and detailed directions to the site. Lunch will be provided by the Foundation.