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April 2017

Sprouts

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Guided Garden Tour

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Weekly on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Carolyn Long leading a guided tour during National Wildflower Week

Learn about the plants, history and architecture of the Center.

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$95

Nature & Wildlife Photography

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Photo: iStock

"Take only photographs; leave only footprints..." But take REALLY GOOD photographs!

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$35

RESCHEDULED: Floral Design With Natives

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring the beauty of wildflowers into your home throughout the seasons.

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Free

Member Game Night!

April 29 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Join us for an exclusive after-hours game night for members only. Jenga, cornhole and more in the Family Garden!

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May 2017
$15

Wildflowers of Westcave

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Westcave Preserve, 24814 Hamilton Pool Road
Round Mountain, TX 78663 United States
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Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)

Westcave Preserve is a 76-acre natural area near Austin providing protection and habitat for a diversity of flora and fauna. Explore with an expert guide during National Wildflower Week!

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Find Your Center: Guided Tour

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating until May 7, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Home owner inspiration garden, mixed border

During National Wildflower Week, reconnect with the spring season through blooming native plants! Our knowledgeable docents lead daily tours at the Center.

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Free

Wildflowers at the Well

May 2 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Jacob’s Well Natural Area, 1699 Mount Sharp Rd
Wimberly, 78676 United States
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Jacob's Well

A leisurely hike at Jacob's Well Natural Area to discover wildflowers that thrive near the beloved Texas swimming hole.

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$25

Mindfulness in Nature: Aerial Yoga

May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Aerial yoga, by John Clark

Enjoy the benefits of both nature and movement in aerial yoga under the trees with the aid of "silk" hammocks.

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Birds & Blooms

May 3 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Athena the Owl

Take a walk with experts to learn about several bird and plant species native to the Hill Country.

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Sprouts: Wildflowers Taking Shape

May 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Thorns & Blooms! Flowering Cacti

May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Ladyfinger cactus

Many spiny species also have beautiful blooms! Discover them on a behind-the-scenes tour of our greenhouse.

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$15

Wellness Wednesday: Qigong

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 17, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Carve out some time for self-care in the gardens with Qigong, an integration of physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation.

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Sprouts: Wildflowers Taking Shape

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Wildflower Watercolors

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Texas bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) Illustration: Samantha N. Peters

How to catch a wildflower? Put petals on paper with beautiful results using watercolors!

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Free

Explore Spring Lake

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Spring Lake Nature Preserve, 685 Lime Kiln Rd
San Marcos, TX 78666 United States
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Giant spiderwort, Tradescantia gigantea

Explore the flora and fauna in this gem of an ecosystem on a leisurely guided hike with plant experts.

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$35

Floral Design With Natives

May 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:30am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring the beauty of wildflowers into your home throughout the seasons.

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Monarchs & Milkweed (Special Presentation)

May 7 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Milkweed and monarch

A special presentation by professor and author Anurag Agrawal about monarch butterflies and milkweeds + book signing.

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Moonlight Hike

May 10 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

One event on an unspecified date at 8:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Moon rising through fall trees

Join us on an after-hours, moonlit hike throughout the gardens and the Texas Arboretum.

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Floral Silk Painting

May 13 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 14, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Floral Silk Painting

Spend the weekend creating a floral painting on a lightweight silk scarf and walk away with a wearable field of blooms to sport all spring and summer.

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Free

Wild Families: Wildflowers

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Family-level members, join us for wildflower bingo, a tour and more!

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Landscape Photography

May 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Wildflower photography

Learn to see landscapes with the eye of a trained photographer and capture crisp, composed shots by practicing amidst the Wildflowers with a pro instructor.

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$95

Nature Drawing in Color

May 21 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Sage bloom drawing by Samantha N Peters

Develop skills in composition, drawing technique and color blending. Learn to create proportionally correct forms and believable textures.

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Garden Bug Trackers

May 25 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child holding a grasshopper

What’s got six (or more) legs and can be found in our gardens? Families will find out together as the class gets up close to the critters of the Center.

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June 2017
$95

Botanical Art Development

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Illustration: Samantha N. Peters

Rendering botanical art is a great way for any naturalist to practice observation, and this class will introduce new skills to experienced artists.

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Camp Wildflower: Bug-ologists

June 5 - June 9
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower 2016 showing children plant types.

Campers will investigate insects and become a junior entomologists during this creepy, crawly week of camp! Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 5 - July 28. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and other sessions. Summer camp is…

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Babies & Blooms Bootcamp

June 6 @ 9:30 am - 10:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Get outdoors to enjoy the benefits and beauty of nature while getting your exercise and bonding with your little one!

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Fit for Life Exercise Class

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until June 30, 2017

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Flowers and fitness come together for a whole body/mind refresh! Designed with adults 55+ in mind.

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Free

Nature Nights

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Nature Nights are free, fun explorations of native plants, animals and Central Texas ecology. From hawks to rocks, there's a new theme each week!

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Basic Drawing Skills

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Drawing can connect us to the world on deeper levels through observation, reflection and expression. Learn skills in the classroom and practice in the gardens!

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Camp Wildflower: Have to Have a Habitat

June 12 - June 16
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Children learning about how to construct shelter made of bamboo at Camp Wildflower.

Who lives here? Campers will trek through the gardens to discover firsthand what makes for a successful habitat. Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 5 - July 28. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and…

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Camp Wildflower: Soil, It’s Alive!

June 19 - June 23
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Campers get their hands dirty learning what soil is made of and what lives in it! Camp Wildflower runs in weekly sessions from June 5 - July 28. Activities include hikes, arts and crafts, nature games, science labs, outdoor exploration, and learning sessions with Wildflower Center experts.We know young minds need a lot of room to grow, and the Center is the perfect place for getting in touch with nature and learning through discovery. Read more about Camp Wildflower and other sessions.…

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$45

Summer Care for Native Plants

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Texas Mixed Border Garden

Interested in converting your yard into drought-resistant native plant habitat? Learn tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Create

June 26 - June 30
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Environmental Engineer Michelle Bright teaching Camp Wildflower about Landscape Design.

This week, campers discover why nature has been the muse of great artists for eons.

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July 2017

Botanical Art Drawing

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

One event on an unspecified date at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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Camp Wildflower: The Aquatic World

July 5 - July 7
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Child examines the Family Gardens water during Camp Wildflower 2016.

Campers learn about and how to conserve and protect water, a vital resource for all living things!

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Camp Wildflower: Botanist Bonanza

July 10 - July 14
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Minette teaching children about botany during Camp Wildflower in 2016.

What makes a plant a plant? Campers find out while playing botanist for a fun-filled week of green discovery.

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Invasive Species Curriculum for High School Teachers

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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This workshop introduces teachers to a curriculum designed around the issue of invasive species. Learn to transform high school students into citizen scientists as they collect data on local invasive plant species. The lessons will satisfy the TEKS 11-12 grade Environmental Science Section 112.37 (Environmental/Systems). CEU and ES credits are available. Space is limited and registration is required; register here. Registration is $10 thru June 16 and $25 thereafter. Lunch is included!

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Botany X-Files: Unlocking the Mysteries of Food & Drug Plants

July 15 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Investigate what plants are on your plate and in those pills! Open to everyone; educators get CPE credit.

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Camp Wildflower: Nature Trackers

July 17 - July 21
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Camp Wildflower heading out for a walk.

Campers become detectives this week as they investigate the natural world using microscopes, nets and all the senses to interpret clues left by plants and animals!

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Native Plants of Central Texas for Teachers

July 18 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Golden groundsel cluster, by Bruce Leander

Teachers, learn the basics of plant identification and about common species around Austin. These skills will enrich all your future outdoor field trips!

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Free

Lady Bird Day

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Lady Bird Johnson in May 1995.

In July, we honor our founder and "Environmental First Lady" Lady Bird Johnson. Enjoy free admission, special exhibits and activities for all ages.

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Camp Wildflower: Friend or Foe?

July 24 - July 28
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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From invasive species to beneficial insects, campers learn that some organisms help each other while others can hurt their surrounding environments.

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Project Learning Tree & Tree Mapping Workshop

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Educators, learn how to use Project Learning Tree and how to map trees with a locally-developed app.

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