Apr 28 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.

Dallas Arboretum: Wind Sculptures in Motion - Dallas (Extended thru Aug. 31)

Apr 15 2018 - 9:00am to Jul 31 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

122 copper wind sculptures by Utah-based sculptor Lyman Whitaker. The exhibit has been extended through the end of August.


iNaturalist: 2018 City Nature Challenge - DFW (Thru April 30)

Apr 27 2018 - 7:00am to Apr 30 2018 - 11:45pm

On April 27 – 30, 2018, 65 cities in 17 countries around the world will participate in the third annual City Nature Challenge. 

It’s easy to participate, no matter where you live:

• If you’re in one of the 10 counties surrounding DFW, make observations using the iNaturalist app or through the website ake a picture of a wild animal, plant, or fungi, upload it to iNaturalist, and the online community will help you accurately identify the species. 

• The DFW project will automatically grab the observations made within the area.  There’s no need to ask participants to join the project, unless they want to watch updates fly in.

•  Organize a nature walk or a bioblitz at a public park or nature center/preserve. You can work with a park board or with a nature center to make this even more of a public event. 

• No matter where in the state you live you can help identify observations being uploaded by City Nature Challenge participants in DFW on the “Identify” page.

The data generated from this event will help researchers, land managers and policy makers here in DFW. 

Info: Sam Kieschnick,Sam.kieschnick@tpwd.texas.gov or 972-293-3841


Dallas Arboretum: Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale - Dallas (Thru April 29)

Apr 27 2018 - 9:00am to Apr 29 2018 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas , TX

Juried fine art show and sale in the garden featuring artists from around the country. Event includes demonstrations, food and entertainment.

High Hope Ranch: A Taste of the Camino - Glen Rose

Apr 27 2018 - 4:00pm to Apr 29 2018 - 4:00pm
High Hope Ranch Guest Houses Glen Rose , TX

A mini-pilgrimage reminiscent of Spain's Camino de Santiago. Spend a weekend with fellow 'peregrinos' hiking the trails of High Hope Ranch and Fossil Rim's Overlook getting a taste of the 500-mile, 1,000-year-old pilgrimage along northern Spain.  Package price includes meals, snacks, hiking Friday afternoon-early evening, Saturday (up to 9 miles), and Sunday morning, maps, a pasaporte and 'albergue-style' accommodations Friday and Saturday evenings. Early Bird discounts available until Feb. 28. Housing upgrades available in ranch guest houses. 

Info: Sandy Skrei. stay@highhoperanch.com, cell: 512-554-7421, office, 254-898-4296.

Denton County: Master Gardener Association Annual Plant Sale - Denton

Apr 28 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity United Methodist Church
633 Hobson Ln
Denton , TX

Featuring Texas Superstars®, Texas natives, and Texas adapted plants, we'll have a variety of tough-as-nails perennials, hard-to-find ground covers & herbs, no-fuss roses, and special pass-along plants from the homes of our own Master Gardeners.

McKinney Tour de Coup - McKinney

Apr 28 2018 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
Chestnut Square
315 S. Chestnut Street
McKinney , TX

The McKinney Tour de Coop is an annual educational tour of urban chicken coops. This unique event allows the future hobbyist or curious spectators an opportunity to get an intimate look at several interpretations of what constitutes an "ideal" backyard chicken coop set-up.

Starting in 2018, the 6th Annual Tour de Coop's proceeds will benefit the Historic Chestnut Square and the Farmers Market held on most Saturdays in McKinney, Texas.

$8-$10. Family 4 pack/$30.

School of Permaculture: Intro to Permaculture - McKinney

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Lake Forest Farm
3355 Ryan Trl
McKinney , TX

Join us for a one hour presentation given by a team member from the School of Permaculture who will introduce you to the topics outlined below;

- What is Permaculture?

- Rainwater harvesting

- Gray water bed filtration and use

- Suburban food forests

- Composting

- Permaculture Gardening

Please bring a blanket, class will take place outdoor on the lawn.

Lake Forest Farm Market will open at 9 a.m. Come early or stay after to support our farmers and artisans. Local produce and goods will be available for purchase.

Info: Kelsey Poyer, k.poyer@gmail.com

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National Drug Take-Back Day: Locations Throughout North Texas

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. 

Locate a Collection Site Near You

Keep Irving Beautiful: Bicycle Fest - Irving

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
North Lake College
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
Irving , TX

Fun educational event at North Lake College features live music, food trucks and vendors.

Fort Worth Botanical Society: Japanese Spring Festival - Fort Worth

Apr 28 2018 - 10:00am to Apr 29 2018 - 5:00pm
Japanese Garden @ Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3304 Japanese Garden Ln
Fort Worth , TX

The Spring Festival will feature; taiko drummers, tea ceremonies, raku pottery, Japanese dancers and martial arts.

$4-$12. Ages 3 and younger/Free

Tarrant Coalition for Environmental Awareness: Emergency Parks Committee Meeting - Fort Worth

Apr 28 2018 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
Lon Burnam's office
1515 8th Ave
Ft Worth , TX

The Botanic Garden Task Force is moving ahead with a proposed plan to implement a fee at the Botanic Garden. We must develop a strategy to improve our Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, without standing on the backs of the children of Fort Worth. Lunch to follow at noon at Chadra's across the street, 1622 Park Place Ave, Fort Worth.

V Market: Vegan Pop Up Market at TreeHouse Dallas

Apr 28 2018 - 11:00am to 3:00pm
8021 Walnut Hill Ln
Dallas , TX

V Market offers local, ethical and sustainable vegan shopping.


11:30pm | Brooke Ali of GreenSpark Mafia

Watch and learn how to make delicious and easy earth-friendly meals. Look for the live kitchen in the back half of the kitchen area. You'll see tables and a sign.


12:30pm + 2:15pm | Bryana Guy of Inside In Mind Interiors

Gather around to learn how to make your home more animal-free, sustainable, and stylish. Near the flooring/kitchen area of TreeHouse. Look for an interior design set up and signs.


1:00pm | Kat Mendenhall of Kat Mendenhall, Purveyor of Handmade Vegan Goods

Watch and learn how to make delicious and easy earth-friendly meals. Look for the live kitchen in the back half of the kitchen area. You'll see tables and a sign.