May 11 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.



Bank of America: Shred Event - Fort Worth

May 11 2024 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
The Shops at Clearfork
5188 Monahans Ave.
Fort Worth , 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.


Directions: Come in on Monahans, turn left on Ozona (we will collect the items there) then exit on Marathon.

Event Website:

Trinity River Audubon Center: World Migratory Bird Day - Dallas

May 11 2024 - 8:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas , TX

There will be tons of activities for everyone to enjoy!
Guided Bird Walks - Birding Competition - Bird Banding Demonstration - Crafts for Kids - Bird themed Scavenger Hunt - Exhibits from local partners

Wild DFW author Amy Martin will lead a walk and talk at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP on her separate event page.

Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve: Mini Bioblitz - Arlington

May 11 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Road
Arlington , TX

Let’s take a walk, meet some cool plant and animal species, and contribute to citizen science. You don’t have to be an expert. Maybe you’re interested in finding cacti, flowers, lizards, or birds and uploading photos of them to the nature app “iNaturalist” or other citizen science app like eBird. You would also be welcome if you just want to come along with us, enjoy nature, and learn a little.

We will have folks who know the preserve well and know iNaturalist and can help you use it. There may be one or more Texas Master Naturalists with us who can give you pointers on discovering nature at the preserve.

UPDATE: The trails will be muddy so we will limit ourselves to the sidewalk down to the fishing pond (and the boardwalk), and the pollinator meadow.

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: Field Trip to Wallbox EV - Arlington

May 11 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Wallbox EV
2240 Forum Drive
Arlington , TX

Wallbox is opening their facility to NTREG for an opportunity to learn more about their manufacturing facility in Arlington. Registration Required. See website link below.


Wallbox is located in southeast Arlington, between I-20 and I-30. Their manufacturing facility is east of Highway 360, south of Pioneer Parkway (Highway 303), north of Arkansas Lane, and west of Highway 161 (President George Bush Turnpike). The building is new, and doesn't appear to be present on most satellite images.

Online option:

Due to company policies by our field trip host, only the initial presentation of our May 2024 meeting will be available online. The tour of the facilities will not be streamed or saved. If you want to watch the online presentation of our May 2024 meeting, here is the access information:

Join our May 11 presentation online. The plant tour will NOT be streamed or saved. See website link below to join meeting.



Profound Foods: Mother's Day Artisan Market - Fairview

May 11 2024 - 11:00am to 5:00pm
Profound Foods Fairview , TX

Step into a world of creativity and craftsmanship at our Artisans Market! We're back, bigger and better, with a vibrant showcase of local artists and vendors ready to dazzle you with their latest creations.