Apr 4 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.)



Fort Worth ISD: Vote on Fort Worth's Official Bird - (Deadline April 5)

Apr 4 2024 - 8:00am to Apr 5 2024 - 5:00pm

Community members have through April 5 to cast their online vote for Fort Worth’s official bird. Fort Worth ISD elementary school students have narrowed the field to the barred owl, the eastern bluebird, the Carolina chickadee, the red-bellied woodpecker, the red-shouldered hawk and the great egret. The species were approved by the Fort Worth Audubon Society for research. Read the story from the Fort Worth Report.

City of Dallas: North Texas Climate Symposium - Dallas

Apr 4 2024 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
650 S. Griffin St. Ballroom A1-A2
Dallas , TX

The 7th Annual North Texas Climate Symposium will be included as a free portion of the South Central Climate Resilience Forum. Started in 2018, the symposium brings together regional stakeholders from government, academia, and industry, to facilitate discussion and collaboration toward sustainability goals. This year's symposium will feature panels catered toward the business community in support of the City of Dallas' partnership with the City Business Climate Alliance.

Free. No registration required.


Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Inspiring Children to Love Native Plants and Habitats - Fort Worth

Apr 4 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Rose Room
Fort Worth , TX

Presentation: Inspiring Children to Love Native Plants and Habitats
Speaker: Betsy Marsh
Betsy Marsh, local native plant enthusiast and youth educator with the Tarrant Regional Water District, will explore opportunities and techniques for reaching and inspiring the next generation of native plant champions.

About: Betsy Marsh
As the Conservation Education Supervisor for the Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD), Betsy Marsh creates and leads diverse education programs that inspire youth to value and care for water. A Fort Worth native, Texas prairies and woodlands stole her heart at a young age, and she’s been gardening and replacing turf with native plants for 20 years. She graduated from the University of Texas and the University of Michigan where she studied environmental management, natural resource policy, and environmental education. Prior to joining TRWD, she coordinated environmental education programs, created school gardens, and managed habitat restoration efforts for the City of Grapevine. She is a proud mom of three wonderful kids and loves to spend her free time gardening and exploring wild spaces.