Oct 21 2017

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: David Conn Paintings and Prints - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2017 - 4:00pm to Oct 26 2017 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

 This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.

BRIT will be open from Sept. 9, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Gallery Night with a public reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15 p.m.

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Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Habitat Workday - Cedar Hill

Oct 21 2017 - 9:00am
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

One Saturday each month, we invite individuals and groups to assist us with outdoor projects based on current needs. Projects may include trail building, habitat management, invasive plant removal, working in our gardens and much more. Corporate and other groups welcome, but please call ahead: 469-526-1991.

DFW Urban Wildlife: Wildlife Photography Meetup - Dallas

Oct 21 2017 - 9:00am
1502 Canton St
Dallas , TX

The plan is to cover the majority of Downtown Dallas on foot over the course of two meetup sessions: one Saturday, Oct.21, and the second on Sunday, Oct. 22. We will walk downtown as a group spending time at many important parks and landmarks as we come to them. We will take pictures and document any an all wildlife we find... Birds, bugs, tracks, etc. 

More details on event page.


Lake Highlands United Methodist Church: Recycling Event - Dallas

Oct 21 2017 - 9:00am
Lake Highlands United Methodist Church
9015 Plano Rd.
Dallas , TX

Rid your home of unwanted electronics, sporting goods, toys, multimedia, books, clothing and more! Visit bubbfundraising.com for a list of accepted items, working or not. No old TVs, old monitors, chemicals or furniture.

Shredding - $5 / BOX: Shred truck destroys your documents on-site.  Staples, rubber bands, and paper clips okay; no binders, please. 

Proceeds benefit LHUMC Youth mission trip fund.

Info: cindita_e@yahoo.com


Oliver Nature Park: Mini Bio Blitz - Mansfield

Oct 21 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Nature lovers are invited to join us for a fall mini bio blitz where we will document the organisms at Oliver Nature Park. Whether you're an experienced iNaturalist or just learning, we will be there to help you document and upload your finds! Bring your camera or smart phone to take pictures. Free.

North Haven Gardens: Intro to Herb Gardening in North Texas - Dallas

Oct 21 2017 - 9:30am to 12:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northhaven Rd
Dallas , TX

Beginners will learn all the basics of how to start a herb garden. Our focus will be culinary uses with special emphasis on the herbs to start and use right now, but of course there's much more to herbs: aromatherapy and other uses will be noted, including those that are perfect to bring bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to the garden. More details on event page.

Animal Connection of Texas: March to End Animal Exploitation - Dallas

Oct 21 2017 - 9:30am
Maria Luna Park
4500 Maple Ave
Dallas , TX

Join us as we take to the streets for animals! The march leaves Maria Luna Park at 10 a.m. sharp, and will end at Reverchon Park just before the Texas Veggie Fair.

City of Arlington: Ecofest - Arlington

Oct 21 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Founders Plaza
Center & Abram
Arlington , TX

Fort Worth Audubon Society: Victor Emanuel- Fort Worth

Oct 21 2017 - 10:00am
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd Research and Education Bldg, Beyer Hall, Rm 114
Ft Worth , TX

Guest speaker is Victor Emanuel, famous for the most elite of elite bird watching tours. Victor has a book out about his life and adventures with birds, published by the University of Texas Press, which FWAS will have on hand to sell for below list price ($25) so you can get it autographed. 

Texas Veggie Fair - Dallas

Oct 21 2017 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

Annual plant-based fair featuring vegan food and desserts, along with animal and eco-friendly vendors, speakers and live music. Free.

Native Prairies Association of Texas: Pairing Wines & Prairies Tour (Mathews Prairie Fundraiser) - Fort Worth

Oct 21 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
TCC - NW Campus
Details upon RSVP
Ft Worth , TX

Help NPAT purchase the Paul Mathews Prairie by joining us on a fundraiser wine-tasting excursion & jaunt to the Caddo-LBJ National Grassland. The Paul Mathews Prairie is a rare and pristine 100-acre remnant of the Blackland Prairie near Floyd, Tx., in Hunt County.

We have chartered a bus to take us to Wise County to explore the LBJ National Grasslands & top the trip off with an afternoon of wine tasting at Marker Cellars.

Suzanne Tuttle will identify native flora & discuss prairie management techniques. Afterwards, we will stop by Marker Cellars to taste from their selection of wines.

Meet bus at TCC-NW. Details upon RSVP.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Careers in Sustainability - Southlake

Oct 21 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Are you passionate about ecology, sustainability and environmental issues? Would you like to learn more about “green” career paths? Look no further than the Bob Jones Nature Center for inspiration, wisdom and practical knowledge from special guest Dr. Jill DeVito, lecturer in biology at University of Texas Arlington. Dr. DeVito will deliver an interactive lecture for ages 12 through adult. Topics will include: ecological literacy, green careers, eco-hero role models and practical advice for future scientists and earth-friendly citizens.There will be supervised eco and earth-themed crafts and activities set up separately for kids 4 and up. $5-$7.

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Oliver Nature Park: Fall Scavenger Hunt - Mansfield

Oct 21 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Enjoy a naturalist-led walk with the purpose of searching, examining, learning and checking off unique fall finds on your scavenger hunt list. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. 


- All participants over 2 years of age mush pre- register for this program.

- Each child must have at least one adult attending and registered for the program. We encourage this program for the whole family!

- Please leave pets at home.

- Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.


$8/$10. Save $2 with early registration

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park: Star Party - Strawn

Oct 21 2017 - 4:00pm
Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
1915 FM 2372
Strawn , TX

Bring your telescope and check out the beautiful night sky of the western cross timbers. FYI-For telescopes requiring power, you will need to bring a battery pack as there is no electricity available and generators will not be allowed.

Heard Museum: Halloween at the Heard - McKinney

Oct 21 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Families will enjoy an evening full of fun activities including a presentation of a family-friendly movie on the Heard's outdoor amphitheater stage. Kids ages 12 and under will also have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest.

The Heard recommends that guests bring insect repellant, flashlights, water-resistant blankets and/or stadium seats for use during the movie. Concessions will be available for purchase. Guests may also bring their own picnic dinner and non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets for this annual event sold out over a week before the event last year, so the Heard encourages guests to purchase theirs as soon as possible. Admission to this event is $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 3-12, and free for children ages 2 and under.