May 10 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.



BRIT: Urban Forest Benefits and Values - Fort Worth & Zoom

May 10 2024 - 10:00am to 11:30am
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Fort Worth , TX

A  presentation from the students at Texas Christian University.

The Texas Christian University Department of Environmental and Sustainable Sciences has joined forces with the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this spring for an on-site Service Learning in Environmental Science and Sustainability (ENSC 40970) collaboration. 

Problem: Many cities are experiencing a decline in green spaces due to increased urbanization, leading to environmental and social challenges. Understanding the benefits and values of urban forests is essential to promote sustainable urban development. The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks to explore and highlight the critical roles of its urban forest in enhancing biodiversity, improving air quality and fostering community well-being. However, there is a pressing need to increase public awareness and encourage community participation in preserving and expanding urban forests, ensuring that their benefits accrue to current and future generations. This presentation will highlight the ecosystem services of trees under BRIT’s care at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.

More info and Zoom link on website link below.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Mother's Day Sip and Shop - Cedar Hill

May 10 2024 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Enjoy an evening with us at Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center with bird-themed cocktails & mocktails, access to Canyon Floor Trail after hours, 20 percent discount in our gift shop, giveaways, and more.

Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve: Looking for Yucca Moths - CANCELLED

May 10 2024 - 7:00pm
Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve
5201 S. Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX


Guided walk through SCNP with emphasis on finding blooming glen rose yuccas and active Yucca Moths.

Male and female moths emerge from their cocoons in the spring, timed with the blossoming of the yucca plant. There is an extraordinary partnership between the yucca moth and the yucca plant. They are so interdependent that one cannot live without the other.

Wear STURDY shoes or boots, maybe bring BUG SPRAY and WATER, and especially a good FLASHLIGHT or headlamp with fresh batteries. The walk back will be in the dark, so a good light will be essential.