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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
November 11, 2004

January Free Admission Days

Austin, Texas - Beginning January 3, 2005, and ending January 31, 2005, The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center will waive its regular admission fees. The Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday - Saturday, and from Noon to 5:30 p.m., Sunday.

  • Visitors are encouraged to enjoy a crisp winter walk throughout the garden grounds and out on the various nature trails, including the Center's wheelchair-accessible trail system comprised of the $link(nd=john_barr, John Barr Trail) (1/4 mile) and the $link(nd=restoration_trail, Restoration Research Trail) (1 mile); the $link(nd=savanna, Savanna Meadow Trail) (1/4 mile); and the $link(nd=woodland, Woodland Trail) (1/4 mile).
  • Discover more about the natural world by using the Wildflower Center's $link(nd=discovery, Discovery Backpacks), a free, self-guided resource that includes: books, binoculars, butterfly identification wheel, bug collection box, scavenger hunt, and wildflower guide.
  • Resource books will be available for use in the Visitors' Gallery to help Central Texans plan their spring gardens.
  • $link(nd=store, Wild Ideas: The Store) will offer 20% off all regular priced apparel.
  • Stop by $link(nd=cafe_facility, Wildflower Café) for some warm cocoa and homemade soup.
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is a native plant botanical garden dedicated to educating people about the environmental necessity, economic value and natural beauty of native plants.

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