Feb 17 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

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:

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.