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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

August 23, 2004

Annual Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival

Wildflower seeds planted before Thanksgiving will grow into the beautiful carpets of wildflowers that help define springtime in Central Texas. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's $link(nd=plant_sale, Annual Fall Plant Sale and Gardening Festival) is the perfect start to next year's spring garden.

From 9 am to 5 pm on October 9 and 10, more than 23,000 plants, including 300 native species, will be for sale. Additionally, the festival will feature walks, talks and demonstrations by some of Central Texas' native plant experts and Wildflower Center staff. A free shuttle bus from Bowie High School is available both days.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the educational and research programs at the Wildflower Center. Bring a wagon to help carry home your bounty.

Food, entertainment, and shopping at $link(nd=store, Wild Ideas: The Store), will round out the day at the beautiful Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Throughout the fall, visitors will also enjoy our $link(nd=exhibits, Hummingbirds: Jewels in the Sky) art exhibit from September 28 to October 31. This colorful photography exhibit is comprised of twenty of the finest high-speed, micro-sharp photographs of the tiniest birds in the United States. The exhibit is the work of husband and wife team Robert A. Tyrrell and Esther Tyrrell, who have traveled more than 80,000 miles across North and Central America photographing and studying hummingbirds. Visitors can learn about 16 North American hummingbird species and their sparkling plumage, incredibly small dimensions, and aerial expertise. Exhibit is free with admission to the Center.

Adults $5/Seniors and students $4/ Members and children under 5 free.

Thanks to our event sponsors: $link(http://www.kxan.com target=_blank, KXAN-TV 36), $link(http://kgsr.com target=_blank, 107.1 KGSR), $link(http://thecoast.com target=_blank, BOB-FM 103.5) and $link(http://www.590klbj.com target=_blank, KLBJ-AM)

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