Bird and nature walks, tree and plant identification, and more

Join the White Rock Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas and native ecosystem expert Randy Johnson on a Walk and a Talk to explore some unique native plants that grow right here in our Blackland prairie at White Rock Lake Park. 

6:30 p.m. Walk: Meetup at the 8050 Scout Hill Drive marquee at the Boy Scout Hill parking lot on the south side of Mockingbird Ln. at the southwest corner of Buckner and Peavy Rd. 

Social: If you cant do the Walk, meetup at the recreation center at 6:45 PM for a social until the Talk at 7:15 - 8:45PM

This is the first chance for the public to photograph the Big Spring Landmark Conservation area since 2016. This is one of our Meetup favorite sites, and one of the Great Trinity Forest's most unique spots. We are hoping for a good wildflower year, too. 

Details being finalized. See website for more info.

Meet at the parks playground area. Focus will be the creeks that run through the park. This park receives a tremendous amount of storm water, which brings a lot of trash with it. Gloves, bags and tools provided. Afterwards join us for a bite to eat and a beverage.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with a guided hike through our canyon to relish the beauty of spring. While moms enjoy mimosas and a guided hike, kids work with our staff to create a nature-inspired Mother’s Day craft.

$15/per mom with up to 3 children. $3/per additional child.

Join Dana Wilson at Spring Creek Forest Preserve as she identifies spring blooming wildflowers along the trail.

Volunteers needed to help trim back privet from the trail. It is an invasive species that grows rapidly in the spring and can overwhelm the trail if not tamed back. Bring trimmers, gloves and water. Snacks and extra hand loppers available.

Dallas artist Art Garcia is adding to the enjoyment of the Connemara Meadow Nature Preserve this spring and summer with a sculpture exhibition, Human Nature, from May 6-Oct. 31.

Garcia’s collection of colorful steel sculptures representing the human form have been thoughtfully placed throughout the Meadow, which is open to the public daily from dawn to dusk on the border of Allen and Plano.

Reception: May 6, 1-3 p.m.


A fundraiser to be held in LLELA's prairie restoration area (not normally open to the public). Benefiting re-introduction of native animals such box turtles and bobwhite quail.

Light snacks, drinks, poetry reading, live music, silent auction.

Wish list includes: new turtle facility, radio tracking devices, eagle's nest webcam.

$30/individuals. $50/couples

Learn about the 5 or 6 species of frogs most likely to be found on any night at White Rock Lake. After a brief session spent listening to the different calls, we will hike around the area listening and looking for frogs. A small flashlight would be handy.