May 5 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 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.

NCTCOG: National Bike Month - DFW (May)

May 1 2024 - 7:00am to May 19 2024 - 7:00pm
Nationwide TX

May 5 is National Ride a Bike Day.

May 8 is Bike & Roll to School Day. 

May 10, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will hold Bike to Work Day events.

May 13-19 is recognized as National Bike to Work Week.

Bike to Work Day is commemorated Friday, May 17.

Texans for Mountain Lions: Public Comment (Deadline May 22)

May 1 2024 - 8:00am to May 22 2024 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioners will be voting on a proposal that would prohibit canned hunting of confined mountain lions and require trappers to routinely check their traps every 36 hours.

Of the 16 states where mountain lions live, Texas is currently the only state that does not regulate the hunting and trapping of the species, which leaves the wild cat vulnerable to abuse.

The deadline for public comment on 31 TAC §65.950 is May 22 at 5 p.m. The vote will be held at a TPWC meeting on May 23, 2024 in Austin.



Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Flower Mound Hike - Flower Mound

May 5 2024 - 9:00am to 11:00am
The Flower Mound
2450 Flower Mound Rd.
Flower Mound , TX

We will explore this historic 12.5 acre prairie, the sole remnant on this untouched piece of the Long Prairie that sits between the two fingers of the Eastern Cross Timbers.

Nineteenth century settlers named this landmark The Prairie Mound for the profusion of wildflowers that grow here. It was gifted by Otto Consolvo in 1983 to The Flower Foundation, which owns and manages the prairie.

The Mound is a tiny prairie surrounded by development. It wasn’t able to be burned for over 20 years, but once fire was reintroduced as a management tool, many of the prairie grasses and forbs showed up in profusion. There are currently 213 plant species identified in The Flower Mound project on iNaturalist, with 167 other species (insects, mammals, birds) also listed. Management issues include invasives and woody species eradication, residents who don’t understand the value of “that weedy field,” and ongoing pressures from surrounding development.

*This tour is offered by donations. Suggested donation amount is $10. But please donate any amount you believe this special tour is worth. Donations will be divided and distributed to The Flower Mound Foundation (park support group) & Native Prairies Association of Texas (conservation & land trust organization). Donations are non-refundable.

Register on the link below.

Texas Discovery Gardens: 'Wild DFW' Talk & Garden Amble - Dallas

May 5 2024 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr. Blvd
Dallas , TX

Possessing a deep attachment to the land that shines through Wild DFW, Amy will bring insight into how to appreciate and explore our North Texas nature. The talk pairs radiant photographs of the outdoors and poetic passages from the book with her own profound experiences, including how hiking trails helped her heal from a near-fatal spinal injury. Discover the passion of the prairie, nurturing bottomland forests, soaring escarpments, and cast-iron Eastern Cross Timbers, all bound up with our river, the elusive Trinity.

Buy a Wild DFW in the gift shop and get it signed!

After the talk, we'll talk an amble to experience some of the talk tips about experiencing nature. We'll do a loop around the grounds, visiting these specialty gardens: Master Gardeners’ Garden, Native Butterfly Habitat, Benny J Simpson Texas Natives Plant Collection, and Robert & Nancy Dedman Shade Garden.