Presentation by Lynda Harvey, a Denton County Master Gardener and member of the Trinity Forks NPSOT chapter. “Plant This, Not That” analyzes multiple factors to create a sustainable garden in North Texas. The objective is to design a residential landscape that is appealing, suitable, economic and responsible, where plants can serve a functional purpose in additional to their aesthetic benefits.

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.


Get a free, reusable grocery bag with purchase; earn double {N} power points; and have a chance to win a $25 gift card. Take our Ladybug Love Pledge to save beneficial insects and the ecosystem. Enter to win a $100 gift card!

Class on Lady Bug Love about the beneficial insect on April 22 at 3 p.m.

Info: Sarah Beckendorff,

Jeremy Priest (Forester for the city of Arlington) will be leading a walk along the trails, looking at trees - identifying the variety of trees at the Preserve with a focus on historic trees. One of our post oaks may be 200 years old.

Free family friendly event on the patio at Whole Foods Market Plano, next door to TreeHouse

•Gardening Tips from Southern Botanical 

•Sustainable living tips from TreeHouse 

•Earth-Kind gardening for any size space

•Composting basics

•Grow your own culinary herbs and veggies

This free class provides you with a list of plants that love the shade and shows you how to combine their rich and intriguing textures and foliage colors to create an inviting shade garden.

Class participants will learn how to remove different species of grasses, how to determine irrigation needs and soil requirements and what perennials, shrubs and trees are best for this area. Participants will leave this class equipped to create a garden where they once had a lawn, Hosted by BRIT and the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

Presented by Jonathan Ogren, UT Austin, Architecture Environmental Planner

Guided wildflower walk at Stella Rowan Prairie, located on the grounds of Tarrant County Resource Connection. We will gather at 5:45 pm to sign Liability Release Forms, and begin the walk at 6 pm, concluding about 15 minutes before dusk. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing: long pants, closed toe shoes, etc.  Please bring your own water bottle. Watch Facebook and the website for details on where to park and meet everyone.

Don Wilhelm, USFWS Coordinator for Partners for Fish & Wildlife Program, will talk about federal partnership programs to increase conservation of grasslands via the enhancement of pollinator habitat.