May 18 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.



LLELA: 'Wild DFW' Hike - Lewisville

May 18 2024 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
201 E Jones
Lewisville , TX

Enjoy long-distance hikes through fascinating large preserves and parks — without leaving DFW. Dallas Sierra Club joins with Amy Martin, author of Wild DFW, to offer quarterly hikes on trails as wild as North Texas has to offer. Explore these places with naturalists and others that know them the best.

First up: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area [lee-lah]. We’ll hike every trail there and one not open to the public. Scrappy Eastern Cross Timbers to lush bottomland forest, river and off-river marshes, open meadows and prairies, riverside and old river channels.

Points-of-interest naturalist mini-breaks: insect-home installation, waterbird fishing melee at dam outlet, 1800s cabin and farmstead. Lunch break at bird blind on Bittern Marsh.

We hope these hikes will help Dallas and surroundings develop a mindset of embracing its nature with a deep sense of pride. From that will arise more trails and greater land preservation.

Donations for hike leader thank-you gifts and park/preserve donations appreciated.

Copies of Wild DFW available for purchase.

Dallas County Master Gardener Association: 2024 Garden Tour - Dallas

May 18 2024 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Bath House Cultural Center
521 E. Lawther
Dallas , TX

Five residential gardens and one public garden will be showcased on the self-guided tour in East Dallas and Old Lake Highlands. Educational opportunities offered.

Purchase tickets online. Garden locations emailed to ticket holders. 

$18 - online prior to 6 p.m. on May 17.

$22 - online after 6 p.m. on May 17.

See website link below.

Credo Choir: 'Protecting Our Planet' Concert - Dallas

May 18 2024 - 4:00pm
Moody Performance Hall
2520 Flora Street
Dallas , TX

The Dallas-based community choir presents "Protecting Our Planet, featuring environmentally themed choral pieces. The performance urges us to envision the kind of beautiful planet we want to pass on to future generations. The program explores the sobering truths of climate change while also charting a course for progress through scientifically-informed education, awareness, and action.

Performances at 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25-$100

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Regional Weather with David Finfrock - Cedar Hill

May 18 2024 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W. FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Former chief meteorologist for Channel 5, David Finfrock has been a meteorologist in the DFW area for over forty years. He is also an avid outdoorsman. These two interests have led him to understand that, just like Texas’ varied habitats, the weather in each region is unique. He'll combine his two passions in this presentation about how the weather across Texas shapes our great state. 

Attendees will receive access to our picnic area, basin, and Canyon Floor trail after hours and food will be available to purchase. Tickets are $10 minimum donation. We greatly appreciate any gift above this amount to support our mission of protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.

Friends of Northaven Trail: Rhythm & Blooms Fundraiser - Dallas

May 18 2024 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Jonathon’s Forestwood Restaurant
5337 Forest Lane
Dallas , TX

Friends of Northaven Trail host this adults-only fundraiser to support the Northaven Trail wildflower program.

Celebrate the new bridge and the trail while listening and groovin' to the music with fellow trail enthusiasts.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers and get a drink at the cash bar.

Rhythm and Blues by local band Eleven-Eleven (11:11)

$50 at the door ($40 online thru May 17)