Jun 6 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.

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: 'Soil is Sexy' - Fort Worth & Zoom

Jun 6 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

Speaker: Andie Marsh. Andie will livestream from Austin on Zoom. Presentation: Soil is Sexy

Info: We will still meet at our ‘live’ meeting location at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. You can also join at home via Zoom

Description: Explore the hidden world beneath our feet and discover the microbiome’s role in native landscapes. In this session, you will learn practical takeaways that will help you restore the relationship between soil microbes and native plants.

Main Bio: Andie is a Soil Health Practitioner and Science Communicator on a mission to help others restore life and functionality to their soil systems. Equipped with her microscope and the power of observation, she assesses soils and compost to inform restoration efforts through her business, Rhizos LLC – a Soil Food Web Certified Lab.

Educational Background: Andie attended Texas A&M University (’13) where she studied agricultural microbiology and bioremediation in the Bioenvironmental Sciences program. She is a certified lab-technician through Dr. Elaine Ingham’s, Soil Food Web.

Professional Background: Unafraid to take a less conventional route, Andie has followed her interests with professional experience in vermicomposting, aquaponic cultivation, plant science research, microscopy, and science communication.

Inspiration/Perspective: Andie is thoughtful about the interconnected nature we have as stewards of our landscapes and wakes everyday inspired by the resilience and willingness of individuals to develop meaningful relationships with the soils, plants, and greater environment on which we depend.