February 4, 2019

Denton County Master Gardener Association: Flower Mound Spring Gardening Series - Flower Mound (Feb. 4-Feb. 25

Feb 4 2019 - 7:00pm to Feb 18 2019 - 9:00pm
Flower Mound Public Library
3030 Broadmoor Ln
Flower Mound , TX

Denton County Master Gardener Association and the Flower Mound Public Library present a series of talks that will cover gardening topics for spring. All programs start at 7 p.m.  Please register at 972-874-6165 or fmpl@flower-mound.com .

Feb. 4: Companion Planting - Lynda Harvey

Feb. 11: Yard Art Smarts - Tammie Gurley

Feb. 18: Landscape Design for Success - Carol Arment

Feb. 25: Success with SUCCULENTS - Gay Campbell

February 14, 2019

Texas Organic Farmers & Gardners Association: Annual Conference - Corpus Chrisite

Feb 14 2019 - 8:00am to Feb 16 2019 - 5:00pm
Omni Hotel on Corpus Christie Bay Corpus Christie , TX

Ellen Polishuk is TOFGA's 2019 keynote speaker. A longtime, down-to-earth farmer, business consultant, author and dynamic speaker, Ellen will engage and enlighten during TOFGA’s annual banquet and share insight on sustainability, profitability and resilient agriculture.

Conference offers interactive learning, time to visit with friends old and new and a chance to connect with folks on all things farming and food in Texas.

February 15, 2019

Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb. 15-18) - DFW

Feb 15 2019 - 7:00am to Feb 18 2019 - 11:45pm

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Participate for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, February 15-18, 2019. Simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see. Count from any location.

See how to get started.

Various nonprofits and nature centers will be holding GBBC events. We'll post those below as we learn of them here:

Feb. 16, O.S. Gray Natural Area, 2021 W. Abram St., Arlington, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Feb. 16, Southwest Nature Preserve, 2060 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Feb. 16, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, 1206 W FM 1382, Cedar Hill, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Event Website:

February 16, 2019

Collin County Master Gardeners: Edible Gardening 101 - McKinney

Feb 16 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Collin County Master Gardeners
825 N McDonald St, Ste 150
McKinney , TX

Join the Collin County Master Gardeners for Edible Gardening 101. Master Gardeners will be presenting the following topics:

• Garden Planning and Raised Beds

• Soil Preparation

• North Texas Vegetable Gardening Tips

• Weird and Wonderful Edible Plants

During the mid-morning break, please take the opportunity to visit the following demonstration tables: CCMGA Information, Texas Pure Products, Irrigation, Container Gardening, Pollinators, Raised Bed Construction, Insects/Diseases, Berries and Greenhouse Gardening

Collin County Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions. 


Trinity Haymarket: Creating Seed Starting Kits and the Benefits of Mycorrhizal Fungi (Wildroot Organics) - Dallas

Feb 16 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas , TX

Dual instruction will cover mycorrhizal fungi, its benefits and applications in gardening, and making your own biodegradable seed starting pot using only organic veggie seeds. Great way to get a kick start on your spring veggie garden.  

Register in advance at 214-202-2163. $10 per adult to cover materials for the class.  

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Meeting - Dallas

Feb 16 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
15101 Surveyor Blvd
Addison , TX

January Dallas North Citizens' Climate Lobby meeting includes discussion about the reintroduction of the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act (H.R. 763) and plans for the year ahead!

Dallas Coalition for Hunger Solutions: Seed Swap Party - Dallas

Feb 16 2019 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Lakewood Branch Library
6121 Worth Street
Dallas , TX

Meet fellow gardners and learn about urban gardening in Dallas. Share seeds and gardening tips. The Seed Library at the Dallas Public Library will provide a variety of free seeds. If you would like to bring your own seeds, envelopes and blank labels will be provided.

February 17, 2019

Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area: Trout Lily Walk - Fort Worth

Feb 17 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

Trout Lilies are one of the iconic plant species at Tandy Hills and one of the harbingers of spring. Their golden-throated white trumpets hang from curvy stems nestled inside mottled leaves that resemble speckled trout. They are scattered across the Tandy hills and hollers hiding in secret places.

Sam Kieschnick will regale you with amazing facts about TL's and help ID other plants along the way. Don't miss this special opportunity.

Dallas Green Alliance: First General Meeting of 2019 - Dallas

Feb 17 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
2814 Canton St
Dallas , TX

Plug into what may be the most transformative Dallas municipal election in our lifetimes.

As Dallas' only grassroots green PAC, we can help elect an 8-person green voting majority to the Dallas City Council for the first time in history. Together we can make a big difference.

Sunday's Open Public Meeting: 

Help us draft a green questionnaire for all candidates that reflects the issues you and your group want addressed in this election

Network with other like-minded Dallas-based green activists 

Walk-thru the final line-up of Council candidates

Help us plan our big fundraiser

What is the Dallas Green Alliance?

Formed in 2014 to represent the multi-issue grassroots environmental movement in Dallas, DGA has organized the collection of tens of thousands of dollars to city council candidates who supported successful green campaigns like stopping gas drilling and killing the Trinity toll road.

DGA broadly defines "green" and "environment" to include all quality of life issues in all parts of town. Issues like flood control, protecting parks, protecting neighborhoods from bad development deals, and government transparency are all on DGA's list.


Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Lake Park Fireside Chats - Lewisville

Feb 17 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Lake Park Campground
1900 Kingfisher Dr
Lewisville , TX

Pull up a chair at our cozy campfire. Watch the sun set and the stars appear as you enjoy traditional campfire fun: stories, songs, and of course, s'mores! 

Each campfire will feature a special program and for the Feb. 17 Fireside Chat, the topic is Self Care. Valentine's Day can be... an interesting time of year. You may be trying to slough off the stress of the holidays while making sure that your loved ones feel valued. You may feel a little lost among the sea of red, pink,and couples. No matter where you are, stop by to share your story! Tell us how you prioritize your health and well being in the Winter. 

$10 per person. Call 972-219-3550 to ask about special pricing for families of four or more. Registration required. (Event is free for registered campers at Lake Park.)

Register online via website link below.

February 18, 2019

Parks Association: Smart Energy Summit - Austin (Thru Feb. 20)

Feb 18 2019 - 8:00am to Feb 20 2019 - 5:00pm
Omni Austin Downtown Austin , TX

Parks Associates hosts the tenth-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer.

Keynotes speakers:

Leah Barton, VP & GM, Home Protection, Direct Energy

Aaron Berndt, Head of Central Region Energy Partnerships, Nest / Google

Erika Diamond, VP of Utility and Market Services, EnergyHub

Steve Hambric, VP, Distributed Energy Management, Itron

Adrian Tuck, CEO, Tendril

Native Plant Society of Texas, Dallas Chapter: Hexalectris Orchids - Dallas

Feb 18 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas , TX

Discover the wonderful world of Hexalectris Orchids with Stephanie Varnum. These delightful, non-photosynthetic, native orchids are rare and have a limited range. Ms. Varnum has been the NTMN Project Leader for the yearly Hexalectris orchid survey that began in 2005.

February 19, 2019

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Bird Population Trends - Arlington

Feb 19 2019 - 6:30pm
Lake Arlington Branch Library
4000 West Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Birder Jim Frisinger shares bird tally trends at the Southwest Nature Preserve, since 2007. This program will be a good follow up to the Great Backyard Bird Count - being held at the Preserve on Feb 16.

Info: Annabelle Corboy apcorboy@sbcglobal.net or 817-683-1739

Event Website:

Cedar Hill State Park: Super Moon Stroll - Cedar Hill

Feb 19 2019 - 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 FM-1382 W
Cedar Hill , TX

Join a Park Ranger for a moonlit stroll through Penn Farm.

Learn how nocturnal animals have adapted to the dark, take a peak at the moon through our telescope, and look for scorpions by UV light. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring a flashlight (red light preferred). 

The farm trails are flat and grassy, and are stroller and wheelchair accessible.

Meet at the Penn Farm Parking Lot.

Regular park admission fees apply. No additional charge for activity participation.

February 20, 2019

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Trinity River Turtle Survey - Fort Worth

Feb 20 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Andrew Brinker, science/biology teacher at R.L. Paschal High School, along with a few of his students, will discuss the Trinity River Turtle Survey. The primary goal of the project is to involve R.L. Paschal High School students in scientific research. Although catching turtles is a ton of fun, we have also been busy with publications and presentations (several of which have students as authors!). They will be bringing live turtles too!

Potluck at 6:30 with meeting to follow. Bring a dish to share. Drinks provided. Bring your own cup please.