Apr 3 2024

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

Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail Restoration: Texas Buckeye Walks - Dallas (March 16-April 13)

Mar 16 2024 - 10:00am to Apr 13 2024 - 12:00pm
Ned & Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail Trailhead
7000 Bexar Street
Dallas , TX

Take a spring amble on the newly restored Ned and Genie Fritz Texas Buckeye Trail. A highlight of early spring is the blooming season for Texas buckeyes (Aesculus glabra var. arguta) with their conical clusters of fragrant yellow-ivory flowers. The slight understory tree with a slender trunk and branches is a sub-species of the more famous Ohio buckeye, being more compact with greater heat tolerance, though it often sheds leaves in summer.

These hikes will fill, so reserve soon here.

• March 16, Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon
Leader: Richard Grayson – Gain crucial insight into the Trinity River and its plight. - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. RESCHEDULE BELOW.

• March 17, Sunday: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Leaders: Michael McKee with Eileen Fritz McKee and Kristi Kerr Leonard – Great Trinity Forest trail restoration and tales of Fritz family nature excursions. - CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. RESCHEDULE BELOW.

NEW: March 19, Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Leaders: Amy Martin and Kristi Kerr Leonard - Spring Equinox Wet Walk.

NEW: March 23, from 10 a.m. to Noon:  Leader: Richard Grayson – Gain crucial insight into the Trinity River and its plight. CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN. RESCHEDULE BELOW.

• March 23, Sat: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Private hike for Bonton families led by kids from T.R. Hoover Community Development Center.

NEW: March 24, Sun: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Leaders: Michael McKee with Eileen Fritz McKee and Kristi Kerr Leonard – Great Trinity Forest trail restoration and tales of Fritz family nature excursions.

• March 30, Sat: 10 a.m. to noon
Leader: Bob Richie – Learn about edible and medicinal plants found in the Great Trinity Forest.

•March 31, Sun: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Leaders: Marion Lineberry of the Texas Historic Tree Coalition with Kristi Kerr Leonard.

• April 6, Sat: 10 a.m. to noon
Leader: Amy Martin – The legacy of Ned and Genie Fritz, and Trinity River history and ecology.

• April 7, Sun: 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Leaders: Shelby Smith and Caleb Hinojos of North Texas Master Naturalists – The ecology and cultural history of the Bonton Woods.

SPECIAL HIKE: April 13, Sat: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Leader: Steve Smith of Trinity Coalition – For hearty hikers only. A apx. 5-mile trail-in-the-making, taking the in-progress Trinity-White Rock Trail to the river-creek confluence, and then onto the in-progress Bois d’Arc Trail to the Bonton Pond and levee.

In cooperation with North Texas Master Naturalists and Ned Fritz Legacy. Trail restoration support provided by Trinity Coalition.

Ennis Garden Club: Bluebonnet Trails - Ennis (April 1-30)

Apr 1 2024 - 8:00am to Apr 30 2024 - 5:00pm
See website for map Ennis , TX

From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving Bluebonnet Trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. In Ennis, the bluebonnets typically peak around the 3rd week of April, according to the Ennis Garden Club. This can vary year to year due to weather conditions and terrain, so check website or call 972-878-4748 before your visit.

You can pick up a Bluebonnet Trail Map at the Ennis Welcome Center located at 201 NW Main St, Ennis, Texas 75119. The Ennis Welcome Center is open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

You can also download the free ENNIS Y'ALL mobile app, for the Ennis Bluebonnet Trail Map, place to shop, dine, upcoming events and more.

Maps not available until April 1.

South Central Climate Resilience Forum - Dallas (April 2-4)

Apr 2 2024 - 8:00am to Apr 4 2024 - 5:00pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas , TX

The South Central Climate Resilience Forum is 3-day regional conference, to be held April 2-4 in Dallas, featuring Katharine Hayhoe as the keynote speaker. The development of the 2024 South Central Climate Resilience Forum is being led by a collaborative group of academic institutions, municipalities, federal agencies, and organizations. Please contact organizers if you want to be involved.


Info: sccrfinfo@gmail.com

Event Website:

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Plant Sale - Fort Worth (April 3-6)

Apr 3 2024 - 5:30pm to Apr 6 2024 - 3:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

The spring plant sale will feature a wide assortment of annuals, perennials, citrus trees, fruit trees, shrubs, bulbs, and seeds. The sale will also include many specialty plants grown at the Garden, as well as plants offered by various local plant societies. Vendors will also be onsite selling their own garden-related merchandise. Guests are encouraged to bring their own wagons to transport plants to their vehicles. FWBG’s goal is for this year’s sale to be cashless, so please bring debit and credit cards, or use Apple Pay.  

The semi-annual plant sale is a great opportunity for weekend gardeners to ask for plant advice from our expert horticultural staff, who can assist in finding plants that will work best in different yards and landscapes. The Garden’s education staff will also be on hand to help guide those looking for child-friendly plants that are nontoxic and have features that are appropriate for our youngest gardening enthusiasts (durable, an element that can be picked or counted, touchable, smells good, tastes good, etc.).  

To reach the Grove, park at the West Entrance (3408 West Freeway, 76108) and enter through Lot D Gate.
Entrance to the event is free and proceeds from the plant sale benefit FWBG. 

Hours: April 3 - Special Preview & Q&A  (5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.) Cost: $15 per adult (receive a $15 voucher to use towards the purchase of plants during the Spring Plant Sale, excludes vendor plants/products). Participants must register at to attend.

April 4 - Members only preview (2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.)

April 5 - Public Sale April 5 (2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) and April 6 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.)



Keep Grapevine Beautiful: Residential Irrigation Basics - Grapevine

Apr 3 2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grapevine Public Library Grapevine , TX

If your home is one of the more than 13.5 million with an in-ground sprinkler system, our lecture will teach you some simple strategies to reduce your water waste and protect the environment. Facilitated by an irrigation expert, you’ll come away with methods to improve sprinkler system efficienc

Arlington Conservation Council: Environmental Perspectives on the Last and Next Texas Legislative Sessions - Zoom

Apr 3 2024 - 7:00pm
Zoom TX

Presenter: Rita Beving

Rita Beving of Public Citizen will recap some of the major environmental legislation enacted — and not — during the 88th Texas Legislature with an eye toward what may be trending in the next session in 2025. She has a 25-year history of advocating on environmental issues both professionally and as a volunteer with the Sierra Club and Clean Water Fund. Since 2013 she has worked with the national nonprofit Public Citizen as a registered lobbyist on a variety of issues.

For several years Rita served alongside local officials on the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Clean Air Steering Committee to help reduce ozone as part of the State Implementation Plan. Statewide she has battled the Keystone XL and TransPecos pipelines, land farms, landfills, cement kilns, and concrete batch plants.

She worked with former Dallas Mayor Laura Miller and other nonprofits to defeat the permitting of more than a dozen coal plants. She was vice chair of the task force that helped develop Dallas' Comprehensive Environmental and Climate Action Plan, and she currently serves as a technical air advisor for the city's environmental commission.

She is a graduate of Iowa State University and lives in the Dallas area with her husband, attorney David Griggs

Zoom link.