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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

June 5, 2004

National Trails Day Activities

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is participating in the American Hiking Society's signature trail awareness program, National Trails Day®, on Saturday, June 5. Now in its 12th year, participants celebrate and support trails throughout the country as hundreds of organizations, parks, retailers, and health providers host events with information and activities that honor trails all across the United States.

The Wildflower Center Staff invites visitors to enjoy the following guided walks and tours:

  • 9:00 am A Birding Walk on all trails
  • 11: 00 am Tour of the Center's restoration research area on the wheelchair-accessible Restoration Research Trail
  • 1:00 pm Wildflower Walk in the Savanna Meadow or the wheelchair-accessible Restoration Research Trail
  • 2:00 pm Tree Identification Walk on the Woodland Trail

Visitors can also stop by the $link(nd=cafe_facility, Wildflower Café) for healthy snacks, cool drinks, or lunch fare. $link(nd=store_facility, Wild Ideas: The Store) will feature Dorothy Mattiza, showing photographic "Wildflower Impressions" and signing 100 Texas Wildflowers, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for seniors and students. Children 5 and younger, and $link(nd=membership, Members) are free.

The Wildflower Center is located in southwest Austin, Texas: Follow Loop 1 south, turn left on La Crosse Avenue, the first light past Slaughter Lane. The Wildflower Center is two blocks down on the right.

For more information, call (512) 512.232.0104 or visit www.wildflower.org.

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