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Press Releases

The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

March 18, 2015 Fall, Winter Rains Will Bring Great Wildflower Displays in Much of Texas
While cool weather is delaying the wildflower season in parts of Texas, most areas should have great blooms, and some areas already have a great show started for spring.
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March 11, 2015 Spring Center Events March 16-May
The Wildflower Center opens daily March 16, and has Artists & Artisans Festival March 21-22 to start spring season.
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March 5, 2015 May 1 Wildflower Center Gala
Pollinate: the 2015 Wildflower Gala & Silent Art Auction celebrates the vital role bees, butterflies and other pollinators play in our lives the evening of May 1.
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March 3, 2015 Director Transitions to Architecture School
Susan Rieff,Wildflower Center Executive Director, will leave this position after 10 years on March 31 to join The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture as a senior research fellow.
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February 27, 2015 Lebermann Foundation Supports Research, Education Initiatives
The Lebermann Foundation commits $1.5 million for endowments on UT Austin's main campus and $250,000 for Wildflower Center research, education activities.
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February 13, 2015 Lindfors Water Photo Exhibit
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is displaying a new indoor exhibit of photographic works about water through mid-March.
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January 14, 2015 Tree Festival Jan. 24
Enjoy guided walks, kids tree climbing, trees for sale and more at free Tree Talk Winter Walk Saturday, Jan. 24
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December 4, 2014 Director To Receive Audubon Award
Susan Rieff, Wildflower Center executive director, is receiving a Terry Hershey Award from the Audubon Society for her distinguished career and will be honored next February in Houston.
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November 21, 2014 Free Luminations Dec. 13-14
Luminations, the centerís free holiday lighting event for the community, provides thousands of lights, music and more.
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November 11, 2014 Wild Ideas Shopping Dec. 5-7
Wild Ideas offers free admission, nature art, and special store discounts for the holidays.
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October 14, 2014 Texas Native Plant Week Oct. 19-25
Public and on-site tours and information celebrating the value and beauty of Texas native plants will be offered by the Wildflower Center during Texas Native Plant Week.
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September 30, 2014 Native Plant Sale Oct. 11-12
Enjoy nearly 300 native Texas species, guided walks and more at the Native Plant Sale Oct. 10 and 11, with a Members Preview sale Friday afternoon.
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August 28, 2014 New Mobile App to ID Invasives
A free mobile app called TX Invasives is now available from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin for identifying harmful non-native plant, insect and other invasive species statewide.
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August 7, 2014 Four New Landscapes Certified Sustainable
The Sustainable Sites Initiative program led by the Wildflower Center and national collaborators has certified four new landscapes, bringing to 34 the number certified nationally.
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July 16, 2014 Lady Bird Johnson Tribute Day
Join us as we honor our founder, Lady Bird Johnson, and all that she did to beautify our nation with a free admission day!
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