Apr 13 2024

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.

City of Fort Worth: Stop Six - Caville Special Litter Cleanup - Fort Worth

Apr 13 2024 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tarrant County
4651 Ramey Ave
Fort Worth , TX

Volunteers needed for a special litter cleanup event in Stop Six - Caville neighborhoods. Cleanup supplies, water and snacks will be provided. No registration required.

Comerica Bank: Shred Day - Dallas

Apr 13 2024 - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Mercer Business Park
12121 N. Stemmons Freeway NW corner of I-35 and 635
Dallas , TX

Comerica Bank and Iron Mountain Incorporated will shred sensitive paper documents for free.

The public, including small business owners and nonprofits, is invited to bring personal or business paper documents to be securely destroyed, recycled and later turned into pulp. There is no limit to the amount of paper individuals can bring. There will be a special lane for large loads (box trucks, flatbeds, trailers and cargo vans). A complete list of Shred Day guidelines and more event details can be found at comerica.com/ShredDayDFW.

This event also will help fight hunger. The North Texas Food Bank will be on-site to collect cash and credit card donations, as well as nonperishable food items. The first 300 guests who donate to the food bank will receive a complimentary gift.  

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary: Plant Sale - McKinney

Apr 13 2024 - 9:00am to Apr 14 2024 - 5:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary
One Nature Place
McKinney , TX

For 35 years, veteran and novice gardeners alike have anticipated this rare opportunity to purchase plants from a huge selection of the best plants for North Central Texas gardens at the annual Spring Plant Sale. This year, we are offering natives, hard-to-find herbs, and well-adapted plants. The plant sale will also offer native milkweed plants.


Public Sale

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Admission to museum not required to attend Plant Sale


Heard Museum Members-Only Pre-Sale
Friday, April 12, 2024, 4-7 p.m.

Memberships will be available for purchase at the Members-Only Presale or online before the event through the Heard website. The Heard Museum Members-Only Presale is reserved for those persons with current Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary memberships only. Guests may not be admitted.


Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Prairie Seekers | Exploring Urban Prairies - Fort Worth

Apr 13 2024 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Northpark YMCA 76244 Fort Worth , TX

Prairie Seekers is going urban this spring! We will meet at Northpark YMCA on N. Beach St. and explore the greenbelt prairie behind the Y. The land comprising the linear park was heavily used as private ranchland for many years and we will look for signs of a recovering native ecosystem. This is a type of prairie urban folks are most likely to encounter. Wildlife such as great horned owls, coyotes, bobcats and bluebirds have been documented using the greenbelt corridor, so it is providing ecological value.

After lunch we will drive a to a prairie patch about two miles south of the Y within the same linear park system that was intentionally set aside as a natural area by the City of Fort Worth when the park was established. The city’s natural resource staff is planning to burn the area this fall. Our goal is to take some pre-burn data, then visit the same site next spring for a post-burn comparison.

Join us as we seek to expand our understanding of the places prairies occupy in our landscapes.

Registrants will receive additional information and make lunch selections 7-10 days prior to the event. Lunch from Panera will be provided thanks to a generous grant from Marsha Stephens.

Arlington Garden Club: Plant Sale - Arlington

Apr 13 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

Offering native and adapted perennials and plant donations from members' gardens.

Parking: Lot entrance is from Judi & Evie Martin Blvd, on east side of property.  

Info: ArlingtonTXGardenClub@gmail.com

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Inflation Reduction Act Residential Tax Credits - Irving & Zoom

Apr 13 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dallas College North Lake Campus
5001 North MacArthur Boulevard ,Building G, room G-401
Irving , TX

Presentation: An overview of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) residential tax credits for energy efficient vehicles and home improvements.

Presenter: Riley Adams, CPA, is the founder and CEO of WealthUp, a leading financial literacy and product comparison platform that brings financial education into local communities.

About Our Presentation:

This presentation will give an overview of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) residential tax credits for energy-efficient vehicles and home improvements.

This will be a hybrid meeting. Zoom link on website link below.