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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


March 2, 2010

Spring Nature Nights

EVENT:  Back by popular demand, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin sponsors a night of celestial discovery for families 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 astronomy lecture in the Auditorium at 7 and 8 p.m. Field telescope viewing led by the Austin Astronomical Society occurs in a meadow reachable by trails from the main center grounds. Astronomy crafts for kids will be provided in the Visitors Gallery that include making a star map. Flyers about celestial myths and folklore will also be available there, or you can hear artist T. J. Mabrey discuss these topics in the McDermott Learning Center. Admission: $1, or free for members.

WHEN:  Friday, March 5, 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue. Directions at:


  • Butterflies -Friday, April 2, 6 to 9 p.m.

 Learn about these important Texas pollinators and the food they need through guided hike, butterfly identification, and by seeing the kind of plants they rely on for food. 

  • Plant Conservation-Friday, May 21, 6 to 9 p.m.

Go on a rare plant scavenger hunt, learn what makes them rare and endangered, and find out about programs at the Wildflower Center to help save native Texas plants that are part of our cultural heritage.

SPONSOR:  Nature Nights are generously sponsored by KVUE. For more event details, go to:


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