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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
512.232.0105
brodriguez@wildflower.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2009

Astronomy Nature Night

EVENT:  Back by popular demand, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin sponsors a night of celestial discovery as its first monthly Nature Night of the spring. Tom Montemayor from the outreach education staff of the university's McDonald Observatory provides an engaging lecture about the cosmos. Field telescope viewing occurs in a center meadow. Astronomy crafts for kids and take-home activities provided. More than 400 area residents attended an astronomy Nature Night last fall. Admission: $1, or free for members.

WHEN:  Friday, March 6, 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue. Directions at: http://www.widlflower.org/visit

SCHEDULE FOR APRIL AND MAY NATURE NIGHTS: 

  • Wildflowers -Thursday, April 16, 6 to 9 p.m.

Learn about our cultural connection to Texas wildflowers while learning legends and lore about bluebonnets and other spring wildflowers. Take guided hikes involving plant identification while center gardens are in full bloom.

  • Animal Tracking-Friday, May 29, 6 to 9 p.m.

Hit the trails at the Wildflower Center and discover animals that live in Central Texas. Clues to their lives will be found from their tracks, scat and skeletal remains.

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