Apr 6 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.

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.)



Friends of LLELA: The Big Sit - Lewisville

Apr 6 2024 - 6:00am to 5:30pm
201 E. Jones St
Lewisville , TX

The Big Sit is like a Bird-a-thon. Individuals or teams find as many species as possible in 24 hours. The Friends of LLELA are hosting their second annual modified Big Sit. It's a bit more informal than a traditional Big Sit, lasting only 12 hours. Teams can be from two to six birders and the event will run one hour before sunrise to 5:30 p.m. 

As the rules go, at least one member from each team must be in their 17-foot circle during the entire event. Only birds seen or heard from within the circle may be counted.  

Bring your favorite chair and best pair of binoculars and enjoy a fun and relaxing day with friends.

There is a $15 registration fee per person. Registration is open until March 23, 2024. You can register and read more on the Friends of LLELA website.

TCU: Glenwood Park Clean up & Mini Health Fair & Environmental Expo - Fort Worth

Apr 6 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Glenwood Park
900 S. Riverside Drive
Fort Worth , TX

Help create a climate-safe neighborhood by cleaning up Glenwood Park alongside 20-plus community organizations, including TCU Day of Service. There will be a mini health fair and environmental expo. 


Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Cabbage Bash 2 - Fort Worth

Apr 6 2024 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Press Cafe
4801 Edwards Ranch Rd #105 Trinity Trailhead at Clearflork 
Fort Worth , TX

Join JoAnn Collins in the next front in this annual battle to stop the invasive Bastard Cabbage before it goes to seed.  Wear closed toed shoes and bring a shovel. JoAnn will supply the bags.

Jo Ann Collins will be gathering folks to rid the Trinity Trail near The Press Cafe of an invasive species. This would be a great opportunity to do something to help our native wildflowers flourish as this species is taking over along highway easements and frequently mowed areas. With the rain we’ve had, pulling it should be easy. We have used small spades, shovels and even screwdrivers to aid in pulling it up. Please share with school, church, nature or scout troops or anyone who might like to come out and help. 

Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Center: Mindfulness and Nature Journaling - Arlington

Apr 6 2024 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Road
Arlington , TX

We’ll take a walk and let go of distractions and stresses. Time spent in nature benefits our mood, thinking, and health, according to many research studies (this event is for nature appreciation and wellness and is not therapy). We can spend some time among the trees and grasses, breathing easily and noticing what it is like to live in the present moment.

The walk is designed for adults and older children (older than 10). While discussing and practicing mindfulness, we will walk to the ridge and explore the trails for a while.

We can then take a little time to reflect on what is around us and within us, writing or drawing in a nature journal. Doing this helps us organize our thoughts, adds to our self-understanding, and may benefit our mental wellness in other ways. Bring a notebook and pen and/or pencil!

Please check back to see how the weather is shaping up that day. We'll reschedule if there are storms.

The walk leader is Michael Smith, an author, naturalist and mental health professional.