Jul 28 2018

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.

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350Dallas: DART Electric Bus Ride - Dallas

Jul 28 2018 - 8:45am
Mockingbird Station
5465 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas , TX

DART is rolling out new electric buses. We are getting an exclusive ride on and learn about the new bus.

We'll meet at Mockingbird Station at 8:45 a.m. and head out at 9 a.m. We'll head down to the Dallas Convention Center where the charging station is for the bus. On the way we'll learn about the bus and implementation of electric buses in the DART fleet. At the charging station, we'll get to learn all about it.

After we check out the charging station, we head over to the Dallas Farmers Market to end our trip. You can check out the farmers market or hop on the free DLink buses for a ride around downtown. The DLink also heads over to the Pearl/Arts District DART East Transfer station where you can walk over to the Pearl/Arts District DART station (all lines, Orange, Red, Blue, Green, run through this station) to head back to Mockingbird Station.

There's limited seating, so sign up now so you don't miss out!

[If you sign up and change your mind or are not able to make it, please email us (this system doesn't let you un-RSVP) so we can open up your seat for someone else.]

Info: WeAre350Dallas@yahoo.com

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Founders Garden Club: Everything You Wanted to Know About Fall Vegetable Gardening - Dallas

Jul 28 2018 - 9:00am to 4:30pm
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road Rosine Hall
Dallas , TX

Founders Garden Club of Dallas, a Garden Club of America member, is sponsoring this day to help garden guests learn the essentials of planning, preparation, planting, growing and harvesting fresh vegetables – both in a garden plot or containers.  

Info and Registration: Linda Herrington at 214-515-6640 or lherrington@dallasarboretum.org.

$12-$15

Schedule:

9-9:15 a.m. --Check-in

9:15-9:30 a.m.-Welcome, Mary Brinegar, Dallas Arboretum president and CEO

9:30-10:45 a.m.-Planning for a Fall Vegetable Garden, Daniel Cunningham, Texas AgriLife

11-12:15 p.m. -Vegetable Selection and Planting: What, When & How, Jenny Wegley, Dallas Arboretum VP of horticulture

12:15-1 p.m. --Lunch

1-2:15 p.m. - Harvesting and Preserving the Bounty from Your Garden, Barbara Brown, Denton County Master Gardeners

2:15-3:30 p.m.-Composting, Dana Wilson, Northaven Gardens

3:30 p.m. -- Tour of the Potager Gardens at A Tasteful Place with Dallas Arboretum staff 

City of Dallas: Nature Expo - Dallas

Jul 28 2018 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas , TX

A free community event featuring nature-themed exhibits, live animals, and more.

Info: Gregory Browder at business@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-1608

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Photo Tour - Glen Rose

Jul 28 2018 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2299 County Road 2008
Glen Rose , TX

The Photo Tour lets the photographer catch the dusk light, which is the best light possible for afternoon photos. The tours will go through Fossil Rim’s 1,800 acres of pastures. There are 50-plus species of animals at Fossil Rim.

Some of the animals that may be photographed include white rhinos, blackbuck, European red deer, gemsbok, zebras, addax, waterbuck, giraffes, sable, axis deer and dama gazelle, just to name a few. Reservations required: 254-897-2960. Camera Club members can receive a 10-percent discount.

$65. Private tours are also available for an additional fee.

Heard Museum: Magical Moth Night - McKinney

Jul 28 2018 - 8:00pm
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

Experience the magic of moths. These insects are often thought of as being less interesting than their popular lepidopteran cousins, butterflies. But on this night, we’ll dispel this myth and show you the fascinating, flitting world of these winged beauties. Not only are they important pollinators, but they are also excellent indicators of the health of their natural environments. We’ll take a night hike out to the Native Texas Butterfly Garden and study moths firsthand through the use of non-lethal catch and release methods. The diversity of what we will find may come as surprise! Melanie Schuchart, one of our key entomology volunteers, will also lead an insightful talk about these amazing creatures. This event will also feature our new 4-foot diameter Magic Planet digital global display as it illustrates the night sky in a whole new way. Light snacks will be available. Pre-registration is required. $19.