Mar 2 2024

Keep Texas Beautiful: Beautify Texas Awards - Nominations Open (Feb. 5-March 22)

Feb 5 2024 - 8:00am to Mar 22 2024 - 5:00pm

The Beautify Texas Awards recognize efforts made by individuals and organizations to enhance their communities and protect Texas’ environment. These awards honor extraordinary volunteers, professionals, youth, educators, businesses, local/civic governments, organizations, and specific projects and programs. They are organized into two main categories, Individual Awards and Organizational Awards.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (Feb. 24-April 8)

Feb 24 2024 - 9:00am to Apr 8 2024 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, returns February 24-April 8, with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs, thousands of azaleas, hundreds of Japanese cherry trees and the all NEW living backdrops of sprawling plant walls. These six installations, placed throughout the garden, will feature over 10,000 plants covering 565 square feet.

Lights Out Texas: Statewide (March 1 to June 15)

Mar 1 2024 - 6:00am to Jun 15 2024 - 11:00pm

Help migrating birds by turning off lights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. during spring migration.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth (March 1-April 14)

Mar 1 2024 - 9:00am to Apr 14 2024 - 5:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Native Plant Society of Texas: Spring Symposium - Austin & Online

Mar 2 2024 - 8:45am to 2:45pm
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave
Austin , TX

See website for list of speakers. Workshop will be followed by a tour of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Gardens. Sign up for the tour when you register.

$65 for in-person attendees ($50 for NPSOT members)

$35 for virtual attendees ($25 for NPSOT members)

Friends of Piedmont: Restoration Day - Dallas

Mar 2 2024 - 9:45am to 12:30pm
2725 North Jim Miller Road
Dallas , TX

Working closely with the Dallas Parks & Recreation Dept, the Laceywood Overlook Trail on Piedmont Ridge has been re-routed and is open again! But it needs some work.

For our first restoration day we'll: 

• Pick up trash and homeless encampment remnants

• Finishing marking the trail with biodegrable marking tape

• Drag cut brush and fallen timber to block eroding trails sections

Please register on the website link below so we can notify you if the date changes due to weather.

Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area: Trout Lily Walk - Fort Worth

Mar 2 2024 - 1:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3325 View St
Fort Worth , TX

Tandy Hills Natural Area, aka The Land that Time Forgot, is home to many rare and uncommon plant species. One of the most eagerly anticipated of them is the diminutive yet striking, Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum). Being one of the first wildflowers to bloom each year it is sometimes called, the harbinger of Spring.

Their golden-throated white trumpets hang from curvy stems nestled inside mottled leaves that resemble speckled trout. They are scattered across the Tandy hills and hollers, hiding in secret places.

The Lilliputian flowers should be blooming when Suzanne Tuttle will stand in for the out-of-town Sam Kieschnick at the 16th Annual Trout Lily Walk.