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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
April 4, 2005

Enjoy Nature Nights 2005 During Extended Summer Hours

Cool down and enjoy the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center during extended hours every Thursday evening in July. Admission is $1 for non-members and free for members.

The Wildflower Center has teamed up with Texas Parks and Wildlife to present this family-friendly educational series. Each Thursday evening in July, visitors are invited to learn about a different animal-themed topic and interact with live animals. The Wildflower Center and Texas Parks and Wildlife staff members have created programs that not only feature a variety of animals, but also discuss their habitats. Programs begin at 7 p.m. each evening with a repeat performance at 8 p.m. Each week will also feature a habitat hike, walk, or talk by Wildflower Center Staff. The Center will close at 9 p.m. each evening.

Enjoy special summer fare in the Wildflower Café each evening. Visit the Center's Web site to see menu options.

SCHEDULED TOPICS

Thursday, July 7 - Flying Jewels: Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard
Mark Klym, Outreach Specialist & Manager of Texas Wildscapes Program
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Thursday, July 14 - Slither and Slide: Get to Know the Snakes of Texas
Dr. Andy Price, State Herpetologist
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Thursday, July 21 - Symphonies of the Night: Finding a Frog Concerto in Your Backyard
Lee Ann Linam, Texas Amphibian Watch Coordinator
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Thursday, July 28 - Creepy Crawlies: Insects Working the Night Shift
Mike Quinn, Invertebrate Biologist
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

The Wildflower Center is located in southwest Austin: 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 about Nature Nights, call 512.232.0104 or visit www.wildflower.org.

Nature Nights 2005 is sponsored by $link(http://www.kgsr.com target=_blank, 107.1 KGSR) and $link(http://www.kvue.com target=_blank, KVUE).

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