Mar 24 2018

George W. Bush Presidential Center: Bluebonnet Tours - Dallas (Thru June 2)

Mar 17 2018 - 10:00am to Jun 2 2018 - 12:00pm
George W. Bush Presidential Center
2943 SMU Boulevard
Dallas , TX

Enjoy docent-guided bluebonnet tours in the Native Texas Park on the grounds of the Bush Center. The park features other seasonal wildflowers, native Texas grasses, tree-shaded lawns, and clearings providing habitats for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife. Visitors can explore native Texas environments such as Blackland Prairie, Post Oak Savannah, and Cross Timbers Forest.

The free tours of the Native Texas Park are offered every Saturday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., weather permitting. Usually lasting between 30 and 40 minutes, visitors are guided through the winding network of walking trails. Space is limited and tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

To book a large group, call 214-346-1650 or email bush43visitors@nara.gov.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Great Seed Bomb & Groundwork: Wildflower Workshops & Seed Bomb - Dallas

Mar 17 2018 - 2:00pm to Mar 31 2018 - 12:00pm
MLK Library
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd Dallas Seed Library
Dallas , TX

Volunteers are needed to craft native wildflower and prairie seedballs with the Dallas Seed Library and Groundwork Dallas, haul them to a meadow along the Trinity Forest Trail, and release them into the wild! The Dallas Watershed Dept. is dedicating 200 potted prairie grasses to the cause of restoring native Blackland Prairie in the area.

WORKSHOPS

- Saturday, March 17th with the Dallas Seed Library at MLK Library, from 2pm - 5pm (2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., 75215) 

- Saturday, March 24th with Groundwork Dallas (location TBD), from 9am - Noon

SEEDBOMBING

- Saturday, March 31st on the Trinity Forest Trails, from 9am - Noon. Please use these GPS coordinates (32°41'58.1"N, 96°42'10.6"W) or this Google Maps link (https://goo.gl/8di3W5) to locate the site. 

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful: Cowtown Cleanup & Earth Party - Fort Worth

Mar 24 2018 - 8:00am to 1:00pm
Fort Worth Water Gardens
1502 Commerce St.
Ft Worth , TX

City wide cleanup followed by an eco fair. Gloves, trash bags supplied. T-shirts for first 7,000 volunteers. Cowtown Cleanup is from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Earth Party is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.

Friends of Southwest Nature Preserve: Bird Walk - Arlington

Mar 24 2018 - 8:00am
Southwest Nature Preserve
5201 Bowman Springs Rd
Arlington , TX

Walt Berk has been birding in this area for the past 23 years and has taught birding classes at TCC and at SWNP. He will guide us as we look for birds at SWNP, hoping to catch some of the spring migration as well as some of the year-round residents. 

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Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Kayak Eco-Tours - Cedar Hill

Mar 24 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Guided kayak tour of birds and other wildlife at Joe Pool Lake. No kayaking experience necessary. Ages 8+. Each minor must be accompanied by an adult. Limited space. Register online by March 21. $40.

Guild of Natural Science Illustrators: Sketching Tandy Hills Park - Fort Worth

Mar 24 2018 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

Join GNSI Texas for a Spring Outdoor Sketch Trip. The Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160-acre native prairie in the heart of Fort Worth. We'll meet up to paint what *hopefully* will be a spectacular wildflower display – all ages and abilities are welcome!

Meet at the park on View Street, and the group will hike out together from there. Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

Friends of Oakhurst Park: Spruce Up Oakhurst Park - Fort Worth

Mar 24 2018 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Oakhurst Park
2334 Daisy Ln
Ft Worth , TX

Join volunteers who are sprucing up Oakhurst Park for the spring season and the upcoming visit from the Easter Bunny.

Please bring gardening tools. Families welcome. Students and scouts earn community service hours. Refreshments provided by Friends of Oakhurst Park (FOOP)

Free T-shirts (email your sizes to FriendsOfOakhurstPark@gmail.com)

Marshall Grain: Spring Kickoff - Grapevine

Mar 24 2018 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Live music, pet adoptions, free clinics, craft beer tasting.

Class schedule:

11 a.m. - “Designing Color in the Garden.” The first and most important design decisions you need to make about your garden is the color scheme. Having a well-defined scheme will help you select plants that best fit your design. Powerful and beautiful designs can be based on shade variations of a single color, or a riotous rainbow effect. The key is to be consistent. Tammy Trimmer will help you choose a color palette that suits your style and home exterior, and give you tips on where and how much color you need to make a beautiful statement. 

A1 p.m. - Ron Hathcox from Texas Natural Feed will talk about “Raising Backyard Chickens.” He’ll discuss feeding and caring for them, as well as how to keep them healthy. You’ll learn about the differences between various breeds, how to maximize egg production, how to deal with behavior problems such as pecking, life expectancy, and other topics.

2 p.m. “Medicinal Uses for Herbs” at 2 p.m. Many herbs and flowers have healing properties. Marilyn  Buehler will give you an overview of how you can use everyday plants in your garden for more than just their visual appeal.

Bob Jones Nature Center: Texas Native Cats - Southlake

Mar 24 2018 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake , TX

Learn about the five cat species that call or have called Texas their home: Bobcats, Mountain Lions, Jaguars, Ocelots, and Jaguarundis. Texas Native Cat Society founder Monica Morrison will use her more than fifteen years of experience working with both wild and domesticated cat species to discuss the demographics, history, status and future outlook of our native cats.

$7.

Info: admin@bjnc.org

Interabang Books: "Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation" Book Signing - Dallas

Mar 24 2018 - 7:00pm
Interabangbook
10720 Preston Road Ste 1009B
Dallas , TX

Vivian E. Thomson, a former professor of environmental sciences and politics at the University of Virginia, will be reading from and signing her book Climate of Capitulation: An Insider’s Account of State Power in a Coal Nation.

Friends of Tandy Hills: Star Party - Fort Worth

Mar 24 2018 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

A new season of monthly star parties in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.