The DFW Urban Wildlife website and its related Facebook page are documenting and promoting the wide variety of wildlife in the greater DFW Metroplex. The curators make extensive use of the iNaturalist app.
The Friends of LLELA are a group dedicated to supporting the operations, promotion, and fund-raising for the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. Several volunteer activities are available.
The Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club promotes gardening using organic methods. Meetings are held monthly at North Haven Gardens in North Dallas, often with guest speakers on a wide variety of gardening topics.
Green Source DFW is an education project to bring together environmental groups, green businesses and the Dallas-Fort Worth community and provide them with tools to communicate with each other.
Record what you see in nature, meet other nature lovers, and learn about the natural world. Use the free iNaturalist app on your PC and/or mobile device. Upload your own images and receive identification assistance. Or use the observations of others to learn about flora and fauna from around the world.
The Native Plant Society of Texas is a non-profit organization promoting research, conservation and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach, and example.
This website is a clearinghouse of information about Rose Rosette Disease which is infecting and killing roses in several areas of the country but particularly in North Texas. One feature of this site allows people to submit photos so that researchers can track the spread of the disease.
The Coppell Farmers Market, located in Old Town Coppell, is consistently rated as one of the best year-round markets in the DFW Metroplex. Local vendors attend weekly markets on Saturdays 8am-noon from April through November, and then twice monthly in the winter.
The Dallas Arboretum is one of the top arboretums in the world, providing display gardens, educational programs, music and art events, as well as horticultural research. The gardens are situated on 66 acres adjacent to White Rock Lake in Dallas. Members receive many benefits including discounts at several local garden centers and reciprocal admission to participating public gardens around the country.
The Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, consisting of woodlands, formal gardens, water features, the famous Japanese Garden and more, are located on 110 acres near the center of the City of Fort Worth. Most parts of the gardens have no admission fee. The FWBG hosts educational programs and displays with a focus on environmental conservation and stewardship.
The Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney is a 289-acre wildlife sanctuary and a natural science museum for the purpose of educating people about nature. Programs geared primarily at children promote education, conservation, and preservation, although people of all ages are bound to find something of interest.
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) Nature Preserve in Lewisville is located on over 2000 acres in the floodplain of the Lake Lewisville Dam. More than 360 animal and 500 plant species have been identified along with countless dragonflies, butterflies, and other insects. The primary mission of LLELA is the preservation and restoration of native habitats along with environmental education and research. Check out the calendar for programs such as guided birding and kayaking tours. Open daily for an admission fee of $5 per vehicle.
The Texas Discovery Gardens are located at Fair Park in Dallas. This venue crams a lot into a relatively small space. The outdoor demonstration gardens use organic and sustainable maintenance practices. Inside, you can walk among hundreds of butterflies flying about in a tropical rain forest. Several educational programs are offered for all ages. There’s a small fee for non-members. Members visit free all year.