July 6, 2016

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Rangers Suite Raffle - Arlington

Jul 6 2016 - 8:00am to Aug 13 2016 - 8:00am
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

Benefitting the O.S. Gray Natural Area

Win the use of a suite at the Ranger Game: Rangers vs. Houston Astros, Sunday Sept. 4, 2016, 2pm

For a $10 donation you will be entered to win!

Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Suite Package includes: 

Use of city of Arlington Suite at Rangers Game, Suite will accommodate up to 14 people • Includes 3 parking passes. Does not include any food or drink • other conditions may apply

Email friends@friendsofosgray.org or message us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OSGrayNaturalArea/



2021 W. ABRAM ST.


July 24, 2016

Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Horny Toads - Dallas

Jul 24 2016 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

The Texas Horned Lizard “Horny Toad” is becoming endangered and David Mead is going to explain this beloved reptile, it’s favorite foods and how to create a habitat in your organic yard to help these horny toads find new homes so they can start multiplying again. David Mead, a passionate nature enthusiast since childhood, has dedicated his life to the study, conservation and appreciation of reptiles, amphibians and their natural habitat with a specialty in venomous reptiles, field herping, and the set up and maintenance of live planted vivaria

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July 26, 2016

Texas Discovery Gardens: Teacher Tuesdays: Winged Wonders - Dallas

Jul 26 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Learn how to view the life-cycle of lepidoptera in your classroom and how to start a school butterfly garden! Geared to Elementary Educators. $15. 

July 27, 2016

Oliver Nature Park: Little Naturalists - Mansfield

Jul 27 2016 -
9:30am to 10:15am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

This week's theme is Wild About Water. $5. $3 with MAC card.

City of Dallas: Urban Bicycling - Dallas

Jul 27 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas , TX

Are you interested in getting around Dallas on a bike but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to confidently find the best routes and ride with traffic? Get the knowledge you need to take to the streets!

Come to the downtown library for a fast-paced presentation and discussion on urban biking. No bicycle or experience is required.

• the rules of the road and the rights of people on bicycles
• situational awareness and reacting to common situations
• basic principles of bicycling in traffic
• how to find bike-friendly routes

All participants will receive free safety lights!


July 28, 2016

Arlington Organic Gardening Club: Bats - Arlington

Jul 28 2016 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S Center St
Arlington , TX

A presentation on bats by Rachel Richter, urban wildlife biologist, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Fort Worth Nature Center: Nature Center After Hours - Fort Worth

Jul 28 2016 -
8:30pm to 10:30pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Rd
Ft Worth , TX

The week of July 23 – 31 is National Moth Week. Join us after hours at the Nature Center as we seek these nocturnal insects. We may also get to see beetles and other flying insects as we use special lighting to attract them to us. Meet at Refuge Service Center. Pre-registration required. $10 (with paid admission).

July 29, 2016

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Stars on the Prairie - Lewisville

Jul 29 2016 -
8:45pm to 10:45pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
Corner of Jones & Kealy Streets
Lewisville , TX

Explore the wonders of the night sky. Ages 5 and up.  Registration is required at bit.ly/COLsplash.  Search for activity code 800001. $10. If the sky is cloudy on the event night but it is not threatening rain, we will still meet and take a night hike.

Things You'll Need to Know:

Drive to a real prairie. Once everyone has arrived, we’ll drive about 3 miles on a gravel road to reach the prairie with the best view of the sky.

Be ready for the weather. If it’s cloudy, we’ll have a NIGHT HIKE. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather and walking.

Arrive early and stay the whole time. Due to our security gates, you must arrive by the start time and stay the whole time. There will be no one at the gate to let you in late, or to let you out early.

Wear appropriate clothing. We highly suggest long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Get Comfy. Bring a full (and refillable) water bottle and a blanket or chair.

Embrace the wild side of I-35. LLELA is a completely outdoor facility without plumbing. There are clean portable toilets close to parking areas.

Respect wildlife. LLELA is a nature preserve. Please respect the animals, plants, other visitors, and facilities at all times. Leave No Trace: Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but memories, kill nothing but time.

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July 30, 2016

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings

Jul 30 2016 - 8:00am
See websites for location, hours and season. TX


Collin County Farmers Market: http://www.collincountyfarmersmarket.org 

Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com

Frisco Rotary Farmers Market: http://www.friscorotaryfarmersmarket.com

McKinney Farmers Market: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp


Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrollton-Farmers-Market/150017371728897

Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org  

Cox Farms Market, Duncanville: http://www.coxfarmsmarket.com 

Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org  

Eden’s Organic Garden Center, Balch Springs: http://edensorganicgardencenter.com

Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com

Good Local Markets: http://www.goodlocalmarket.org

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

The Market Place DFW, Mesquite and Garland: http://www.themarketplacedfw.com

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market: http://olumc.org/mc-events/olumc-farmers-market/

Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton: http://rosemeademarket.com

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas: http://www.saintmichaelsmarket.com

Uptown Farmers Market at West Village, Dallas: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061567990525719/


Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket

Denton County Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com

Farmers Branch Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/482311015302222/

Little Elm Farmers Market: http://www.littleelm.org/index.aspx?nid=895


Ennis Farmers Market: http://ennistx.com/farmers-market

Garden Harvests Farm: Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWaxahachieFarmersMarket


Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.com


Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com


Burleson Farmers Market: http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com


Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com


Rockwall Farmers Market: http://www.rockwallfarmersmarket.org


Bedford Farmers Market: http://bedfordfarmersmkt.com

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://brit.org/events/farmersmarket

Clear Fork Farmers Market, Fort Worth http://www.farmersmarket1848.com

Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownmarket.com

Crestline Neighborhood Market at All Saints, Fort Worth: https://www.facebook.com/CrestlineNeighborhoodMarketAtAllSaints

Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net  

Farm to Fork Foods, Arlington: http://farmtoforkfoods.com

Garden of Eden Farmer’s Market: http://www.intothegardenofeden.com

Green’s Produce and Plants, Arlington http://www.farmersmarketarlingtontx.com

Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com 

Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com 

Mansfield Farmers Market: http://www.mansfieldtxfarmersmarket.com/

Ridgmar Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ridgmar-Farmers-Market/384880104907658

Rufe Snow Farmers Market:  http://www.rufesnowmarket.com

West 7th Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689355751339329/


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City of Mansfield: Kayaking at Britton Park - Mansfield

Jul 30 2016 -
9:30am to 11:00am
Britton Park
829 E. Seeton Rd
Mansfield , TX

An instructor will guide the participants on kayaking safety and proper techniques in dual-seated kayaks on Joe Pool Lake. Registration required. Appropriate for ages 7 and up. All kayaking materials will be provided. $22.

Register online at https://www.mansfieldtexas.gov/mansfield-activities-center

Info: Tiffany Gorrell tiffany.gorrell@mansfield-tx.gov.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Star Gazing Party - Southlake

Jul 30 2016 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Observe the night sky with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society. View and learn about the moon, constellations and nebulae. $5.

August 2, 2016

Public Citizen, Earthworks & Sierra Club: Town Hall on Railroad Commission - Grapevine

Aug 2 2016 - 7:00pm
Grapevine Convention Center Grapevine , TX

Do you have concerns about the Railroad Commission and how fracking and other oil & gas oversight is handled in our state?

Legislators and their staff will be invited. The public will be able to voice their concerns about the RRC.

Registration is at 6:30 and the town hall is at 7 pm.  This event is being hosted by Public Citizen, Earthworks, and Sierra Club.

Info: Rita Beving, antiquerita@aol.com

August 3, 2016

Oliver Nature Park: Smart Phone Geocaching - Mansfield

Aug 3 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Arlington Conservation Council: Living with Wildlife - Arlington

Aug 3 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Fielder Museum
1616 W Abram
Arlington , TX

Presenter Ray Rentschler has been in the animal control field for over 16 years and has worked in the positions of Animal Control Officer, Bite Investigator, Dangerous Dog Investigator, Cruelty Investigator and Field Supervisor. Ray has completed his Basic, Advanced and Administrative Animal Control training and instructs Animal Law Enforcement classes across the state. Ray is a certified humane investigator through the University of Missouri-Columbia, certified in Chemical Capture through Safe Capture and has specialized training in Basic Criminal Investigation and Intermediate Crime Scene Investigation. Ray has had special training with wildlife including Wildlife Rehabilitation Basics, Urban Wildlife Training from Parks and Wildlife, as well as attended an alligator handling class.

Program Description:  This presentation will cover the types of urban wildlife within Arlington and some strategies on how to live with our wild neighbors. Animals that will be discussed are coyotes, bobcats, skunks, alligators, feral hogs, snakes and other common animals. We will also cover the new city of Arlington urban wildlife web site and how the city responds to different wildlife issues and situations.

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August 6, 2016

Johnson County Herb Society: Summer Thyme Festival - Cleburne

Aug 6 2016 -
9:00am to 3:00pm
Hill College
2112 Mayfield Pkwy
Cleburne , TX

Vendors, crafts and presentations on herbal seasoning, permaculture, essential oils, vendors and snakes. See schedule on website. Free.