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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 8, 2008
EVENT: Nature Nights at The University of Texas at Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center offers children and families an exciting opportunity to explore the animals, plants and ecology of Central Texas. Enjoy habitat hikes throughout the gardens, discovery stations, craft activities and presentations by experts. Visit the Café, and the Store, where children 12 and under receive a free treat. Nature Nights admission is $1 and free for members. Sponsored by 107.1 KGSR and KVUE TV.
WHEN: Thursdays in July, from 6 to 9 p.m.
WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue.
July 10 - Dragonflies: John Abbott, entomology curator of the Texas Natural Science Center at The University of Texas at Austin, studies dragonflies throughout the Americas. He will bring dragonfly larvae for viewing while discussing these airborne wonders.
July 17 - Snakes: Herpetologist Travis Laduc from the university's Texas Natural Science Center will bring some of his slithery friends along for viewing.
July 24 - Raptors: Learn about these wonderful birds of prey from Last Chance Forever and see a flying demonstration at 7 p.m. involving eagles, owls and hawks.
July 31- Fossils: Take a look at some ancient creatures in Texas limestone with staff from the Texas Natural Science Center, participate in a scavenger hunt for fossils and other activities.