Apr 27 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.

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 Audubon Society: Prairie Walks at the Sid Richardson Tract - Crowley (Through June 21)

Apr 19 2024 - 8:00am to Jun 21 2024 - 10:30am
Sid Richardson Tract/Benbrook Lake
Old Granbury Road
Crowley , TX

Join Suzanne Tuttle to explore this tract of prairie land on the southeast shore of Benbrook Lake. 

This fieldtrip will be held on the 3rd Friday of the months February thru June. The meet-up times for April 19, May 17 and June 21 will be 8 a.m.. The meet-up times for February and March will be 9 a.m. Suzanne plans to arrive about 15 minutes before the start times so folks will see the pull-out.

The fieldtrip will last approximately 1.5 hours, but Suzanne will stay longer if the day is very birdy. The trail is natural surface, some will wander off trail, so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for the weather conditions. There are no facilities on the property.

iNaturalist: 2024 City Nature Challenge - DFW (April 26-29)

Apr 26 2024 - 12:00am to Apr 29 2024 - 11:45pm

Join Texas Parks and Wildlife, Texas Master Naturalists, the Nature Conservancy, the Audubon Society, and many others in a fun challenge to see which city can document the most species during April 26 - April 29. It is easy to participate by joining an event or making observations on your own using the iNaturalist app.

With the iNaturalist app, you just take a picture of a plant or animal, and the community will help identify which species it is. Any observation in the greater metropolitan area of Dallas/Fort Worth will count during the four day challenge. You can participate by exploring the life in your backyard, in your local park, or on a field trip with your local naturalist group. You can also help with IDs for other people's observations to increase our species count, come to a bioblitz, or even hold your own event.

Bank of America: Shred Event - Plano

Apr 27 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Outside Preston Lakes Financial Center
3260 Preston Rd
Plano , TX

Employees, customers, clients and members of the community are all welcome. Spread the word and invite your family and friends to participate. 

Accepted items:

• Old bills
• Old checks 
• Letterhead 
• Brochures 
• File folders 
• Post-its
• Paper 
• Newspaper
• Envelopes
• Photos
• Dated bank statements
• Credit card offers 
• Old tax information 

No box limit. Shredding ends when truck is full.


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Texas Survival School: Foraging Wild Edibles - Royce City

Apr 27 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Royce City , TX

Come out to participate as the Texas Survival School hosts the man himself....Mr Foraging Texas, Mark "Merriwether" Vordenbruggen, PhD. Come ready to do some walking. These are great classes and a fabulous opportunity to learn a lot in a short amount of time.

Library in a Park: Grand Opening Day - Cedar Hill

Apr 27 2024 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Library in a Park
450 Pioneer Trail
Cedar Hill , TX

Grand opening celebration of Cedar Hill's new 42,000-square-foot facility, housing the Traphene Hicks Library and the Cedar Hill Museum, surrounded by the 7-acre Signature Park.

Activities include a 1-mile fun run on the Park’s new trail, fitness and bird demonstrations, face painting, storytelling, balloon art, food trucks, beer and wine.

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Living in Harmony with America’s Song Dog - Dallas

Apr 27 2024 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Rosemont Primary School Auditorium 
1919 Stevens Forest Drive
Dallas , TX

Attend a compelling presentation with amazing footage of coyotes presented by wildlife conservation photographers Karin and Roberto Saucedo. They have spent the last eight years documenting coyote behavior in North Texas for research and education. Learn about coyote behaviors, challenges, myths,and how we can live in harmony with them.


Richardson Area Democrats: 'Wild DFW' Author Amy Martin - Richardson

Apr 27 2024 - 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Staycation Coffee
201 S Texas St
Richardson , TX

I'll be waxing eloquent on North Texas nature and answering questions. Social time from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Speaking time shortly after. Books available.

At Staycation Coffee outdoor patio.