May 19 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.



Friends of Piedmont: Restoration Day - Dallas

May 19 2024 - 9:00am
2725 Jim Miller Road
Dallas , TX

Friends of Piedmont is a casual group that loves the ridge. Joe, Kristi, Linda, Sharon and I would love for you to join us! It'll take a while, but trail signs are underway. After a break, if we're not too tuckered, we may hike the JJ Beeman Trail that connects to Scyene Overlook.

Our focus will be on the Lacewood Overlook Trail, and then if we have energy the Scyene Overlook Trail.

For this restoration day we'll: 

• Pick up trash as needed. 

• Cut privet and photinia away from the trail. 

• Re-mark the trail with biodegrable marking tape.

• Use the Extractigator to yank up small privet and nandinas.

• Drag cut brush and fallen timber to block eroding trails sections

Please register so we can notify you if the date changes due to weather:


• Sturdy closed-toe shoes

• Leather or garden gloves

• Long pants


• Trash bags & grocery sacks

• Garden loppers if you have them

Other tools graciously provided by Trinity Coalition.


White Rock East Garden Tour + Artisans - Dallas

May 19 2024 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
See map for locations TX

Explore White Rock’s most beautiful gardens! This year’s self-guided tour features an eclectic mix of gardens, from modern and European style landscaping to native areas and self-planted urban farms. See website for locations and tickets.


Native Prairie Association of Texas, Blackland Chapter: LBJ Grasslands Tour - Decatur

May 19 2024 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Shell Station
1306 E Business 380
Decatur , TX

LBJ Grasslands Tour covering ecological sampling by the National Ecological Observatory Network.

This hike led by Blackland NPAT Chapter president and botanist for NEON Canaan Sutton will take us through the sandy prairies and woods of the northern grasslands (Unit 75) to look at the unique plant communities there, as well as the ways in which NEON collects data on presence/absence and phenology of species at different spatial and temporal scales. We will see plot outlines for diversity sampling, litterfall catch collectors and the NEON flux tower (from below) and sampling arrays. If there is enough time we may also head down to the limestone prairie in the southern grasslands (Unit 49).

This will be an active terrain hike of about two miles likely with a high heat index. This tour is not recommended for small children or guests with limited mobility. Please be sure to bring plenty of water, snacks, sunscreen and protective clothing. Safety vests will be provided for attendees.