Nov 19 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.

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. 


Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lightscape - Fort Worth (Nov. 17-Jan.1)

Nov 17 2023 - 5:30pm to Jan 1 2024 - 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Arlington , TX

This year’s reimagined event promises an even more immersive and magical experience for visitors of all ages.

Heard Museum: Texas Recycles Day - McKinney (Nov.18, 24, & 25)

Nov 18 2023 - 9:00am to Nov 25 2023 - 5:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary invites you to celebrate Texas Recycles Day sponsored by H-E-B on Nov. 18, 24, and 25, 2023. 

Each visitor who brings a plastic bottle or single-use plastic bag from any retailer receives free admission.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Prairie Walk, Lunch & Talk - Crowley

Nov 19 2023 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
8032 Old Granbury Rd,
Crowley , TX

UPDATE: Event is full due to limited parking space.

Walk at Sid Richardson Tract followed by lunch talk and discussion at nearby picnic pavilion.

Re-create the prairie hike from the Sid Richardson Tract chapter of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth with author Amy Martin. Along with her from the chapter will be Kate Morgan, sitting in for Suzanne Tuttle, and Jo Ann Collins of Native Prairies Association of Texas' Fort Worth chapter and NPAT's North Texas Director of Outreach and Stewardship, Carly Aulicky (tentative).

Experience the landscape as it was when the Native Americans roamed it and get to know the sky as half the scenery. See the prairie grasses starting to set beautiful seedheads and the last round of summer sunflowers. Watch for grassland birds migrating through.

Then take a brief drive to a nearby Benbrook Lake picnic shelter at 7001 Lakeside Dr. in Fort Worth for a 15-min talk plus 5-min Q&A, followed by book signing.

Bring a bag lunch!

Register online. Info:


Native Prairies Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: Turning A Dairy Into A Prairie - Dallas & Zoom

Nov 19 2023 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Wild Birds Unlimited
5708 Abrams Road
Dallas , TX

Julie Mattox will present on her experiences transforming a dairy into a prairie.

While operating her own surveying consulting firm, Julie had the opportunity to explore various ecosystems throughout the US. Working alongside professionals such as paleontologists, archaeologists, biologists and botanists, many of whom were grassland specialists, Julie developed a passion for the prairie ecosystem. 

She and her husband relocated to Northeast Texas in 1996. Fourteen years later, she had the chance to purchase a dairy surrounding their original property, and the prairie restoration began. 

RSVP. Only 35 seats.

The meeting will also be available via Zoom.

Registration and Zoom link on website below.