Nature Exploration

Texan by Nature (TxN) partners with 150+ conservation organizations across Texas to accelerate conservation action and impact. TxN aggregates and distributes conservation news and events from the partner network to increase engagement and awareness in conservation efforts. Browse opportunities to get involved with TxN and TxN’s conservation partner network below and use the search bar to find events in your area. See a full list of TxN’s conservation partners HERE.


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Hill Country Alliance annual Hill Country Photo Contest starts May 1

Online Submission

HCA’s annual photo contest spotlights the Texas Hill Country’s unique region of diverse wildlife, pristine springs, sprawling landscapes, star-filled skies, multi-generational land stewards, historic towns, and hidden oases. With a rapidly growing population and increasing development coming into the region, many of these special qualities are at risk of being lost forever. This spring, theRead More


Birding + Nature Hike at Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve

Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve 4615 Bunny Run, Austin, Texas, United States

***Please RSVP to ensure you receive important details and updates about this event*** Kick off your weekend with a guided birding and nature hike at Hill Country Conservancy's Nalle Bunny Run Wildlife Preserve. Whether you are an avid birdwatcher or picking up binoculars for the first time, join us for an early morning hike andRead More


6th Annual National Trails Day on the Violet Crown Trail Fun Run!

Violet Crown Trail - Dick Nichols Trailhead Latta Drive & Convict Hill Rd, Austin, Texas, United States

Join Hill Country Conservancy for our sixth annual National Trails Day Celebration. National Trails Day is a nationwide event held to encourage people to discover their local trails and celebrate spending time outdoors, and what better way to celebrate than enjoying the Violet Crown Trail? We're excited to host our annual fun run, and thisRead More


Paddle Party and Demo Day

TC Paddlesports 480 N. Taylor St, Fort Worth, United States

2nd  Annual Paddle Party and Demo Day at Panther Island featuring boats from Mountain Sports and Jackson Kayaks. Join us for a blowout party on the beautiful Trinity River National Water Trail in Downtown Fort Worth. Try out a variety of kayaks, canoes, stand up paddleboards, and fishing kayaks. Want to try paddling? This isRead More

$5 – $10

2nd Saturday Bird Walk

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, United States

2nd Saturday Bird Walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks. This program is typically offered monthly from September through June annually.

Free – $12

Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, United States

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures. You may even find new ideas to try inRead More


Family Campouts

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary 1 Nature Pl, McKinney, United States

The Family Campout will offer groups an evening of fantastic discovery after hours! Our programs include team-building activities, the opportunity to experience Texas wildlife, s’mores, and more. Experience what it’s like to be a member of the Heard’s nightlife. And, enjoy a night that your group will never forget! Spots are limited, so be sureRead More

$24 – $29

JUNETEENTH Full Moon Paddle at Panther Island

TC Paddlesports 480 N. Taylor St, Fort Worth, United States

Join Trinity Coalition as we celebrate JUNETEENTH with a FULL MOON Urban PADDLE on the Trinity River National Water Trail in Fort Worth. We will enjoy the sunset and city lights and the glory of the full "Strawberry" moon.

Free – $40