May 23, 2024

Arlington Organic Garden Club: How Climate Change is Affecting the Weather - Arlington

May 23 2024 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S Center St Garden Room
Arlington , TX

Presenter: Buddy McIntyre, retired NWS meteorologist

Social time: 7 p.m. 

Event Website:

May 25, 2024

Connemara Conservancy: Artists in the Meadow - Allen

May 25 2024 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Connemara Conservancy Allen , TX

Calling All Artists!

Connemara Meadow’s spring wildflower show is one you don’t want to miss. Join us for this free event where you are invited to artfully capture the natural beauty in The Meadow. Sun or shade, amateur or master, you will find inspiration for your creativity to blossom. 

Park and we will give you and your supplies aride into the Meadow to set up where you find a spot that sparks your imagination. There will be light snacks and beverages for you to enjoy. Visit for an hour, or stay for the entire event.

Meet up at the top of the Meadow and take a hay ride down to where most of the wildflowers are.

The best way to get to the Bass gate parking area at the Meadow is to put the address, 7800 Roberta Dr. Plano, TX 75025, into your phones and get within 100-feet of the gate. Then drive down the alley immediately to the left of the house and through the gate into the Meadow. A volunteer will be there to direct traffic and send you down to where the wildflowers are most abundant and to the pecan orchard.

RSVP: Bob Mione, Connemara Meadow Manager, 214-534-1900, meadowmanager@connemaraconservancy.org

May 31, 2024

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: 'Orchids in Texas, A Special Citizens Science Project' - Fort Worth & Zoom

May 31 2024 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Fort Worth , TX

Hexalectris orchids are uncommon to extremely rare species of mycoheterotrophic orchids found in limited and potentially endangered ecological areas. 

In 2004, several Texas Master Naturalists from the North Texas Chapter began assisting a University of Dallas biology professor, Dr. Marcy Brown-Marsden, in her summer field work observing, counting and measuring these special plants.  The data collected over these 20 years has created a body of knowledge where very little was known about them before this effort. 

This presentation will explain the geology that underlies their limited habitat. It will detail the five species (out of the 6 found in Texas) that we have observed and collected data on plus explain the field work project. 

It has been an excellent partnership between a scientist and Texas Master Naturalists that could expand to other Texas Master Naturalist chapters and other botanists to further enhance the science.

Free. In-person and on Zoom

        

June 1, 2024

Oak Cliff Nature Preserve: Volunteer Day - Dallas

Jun 1 2024 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Oak Cliff Nature Preserve
2875 Pierce St
Dallas , TX

Celebrate National Trails Day by volunteering at Oak Cliff Nature Preserve. This 121-acre preserve is in the heart of the Oak Cliff neighborhood and well-loved by the people of Dallas, especially the hiking and mountain biking community.

Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. to get registered and bring closed-toed shoes and a water bottle. We'll have work gloves and all the tools you'll need, but feel free to bring your own. Children over 12 are welcome, if accompanied by an adult.

Breakfast tacos provided!

RSVP at the link below.

Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve: A Wild Hike with Amy Martin - Arlington

Jun 1 2024 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX

Come re-create the adventure chapter on Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve from Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth with members of Friends of Sheri Capehart Nature Preserve. You’ve read about Eastern Cross Timbers in Wild DFW, Now experience the finest remnant of it in North Texas. 

June 6, 2024

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.

June 8, 2024

Lewisville Public Library: 'The Wild Lands of Denton County' - Lewisville

Jun 8 2024 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Lewisville Public LIbrary
1197 W Main St
Lewisville , TX

Denton County is home to three of the five largest — ranging from 2600 to 3700 acres— nature parks and preserves in North Texas: Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center (Denton), Ray Roberts Lake State Park (Pilot Point), and Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, called LLELA. That’s bragging rights!

Get to know them all — rich bottomland woods, wide open prairies, upland forests, wetlands, river and creek riparian corridors, and more — in this talk.

Amy Martin, author of Wild DFW: Explore the Amazing Nature Around Dallas-Fort Worth, will share excerpts and photos from those chapters in the book, woven with the dramatic story of recovering from a traumatically broken neck by walking dirt trails at these and other locations.

June 10, 2024

Women in the Environment: Sustainability at the Dallas Zoo - Dallas

Jun 10 2024 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Dallas Zoo
650 South R.L. Thornton Freeway Flamingo Room inside the Prime Meridian Cafe
Dallas , TX

Presentation: "From Roar to Restore: The Vital Role of Zoos in Conservation & Sustainability Efforts" at the Dallas Zoo.

Discount Zoo Admission Prices:
$14 for Adults
$11 for Children (3-11)
Children 2 and Under Free
Zoo Members Free
Parking is $12
Presentation is free with Zoo Admission

Buy tickets on the link below.

June 11, 2024

NCTCOG: North Central Texas Hydrogen User Forum - Arlington

Jun 11 2024 - 9:00am
UT Arlington
Hereford University Center 300 West 1st Street
Arlington , TX

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), along with the Texas Hydrogen Alliance (THA) and the University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), would like to invite stakeholders from different heavy industries, as well as local governments and local public agencies to discuss the future of hydrogen adoption.

The North Central Texas Hydrogen User Forum will focus on hydrogen adoption by industries in the DFW region. The forum will allow industry members to hear from their peers about the current and future state of hydrogen, and give local utility planners (gas, electric, hydrogen suppliers) the chance to hear from industry so they can be prepared to meet future needs. Hydrogen technologies can be used in a wide variety of industries. Members of the Transportation, Natural Gas blending, Cement, Steel, Chip Manufacturing, Electric Generation, Glass Manufacturing, Kiln Operations, Renewable Fuels, and Food Processing industries will benefit from this dialogue.

Registration deadline: May 30, 2024

June 17, 2024

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: 'Can Forgotten Cemeteries Help Restore Biodiversity?' - Dallas & Zoom

Jun 17 2024 - 7:00pm
Gaston Christian Center
8515 Greenville Avenue Fellowship Hall
Dallas , TX

Julie Fineman, president of Friends of the Warren Ferris Cemetery and co-founder of Constellation of Living Memorials, presents Can Forgotten Cemeteries Help Restore Biodiversity?

In-person and Zoom meeting.

June 24, 2024

Keep Texas Beautiful: Conference - Online (June 24-26)

Jun 24 2024 - 8:00am to Jun 26 2024 - 5:00pm
Online TX

The Keep Texas Beautiful Conference is the primary statewide educational event for community leaders to network, gain knowledge on environmental issues, recycling, and litter prevention, and recognize community excellence.

David Buggs, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), is the keynote speaker.

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