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Nature Nights

Thursday, June 6

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Native Fruit Trees

Saturday, June 1

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Dino Nites

Fridays, June 7 – 28

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Discover the Native Plants of North America


GARDEN VIEWS

An inside glimpse of the gardens from our Instagram feed

A couple of updates on our family of owls -  the second owlet has now fledged and left the nest just like its sibling!  Athena has been spotted nearby as well, watching over her babies from the trees and bringing them food as they gain confidence in their own hunting and flying.  Looks like she's getting ready to gather the owlets in one tree for easier care. 🪶🦉

We're so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our community in regards to these little owls. ❤️ To keep up with Athena and her owlets as they learn and grow, make sure you're following us here and on Facebook for more updates and photos!

📷: Bill J. Boyd  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Our botanical gardens have been taken over by 11 life-size animatronic dinosaurs - they must love wildflowers and native plants as much as we do! 🌿

This herbivorous dinosaur, loose in our Pollinator Habitat Garden, relies on the thick spikes on its back for protection against larger carnivorous predators, and can balance on its powerful back legs to reach higher branches of foliage. Can you identify this mystery dino? Drop your guess in the comments, or get your tickets for this exhibit today at the link in our bio to check it out for yourself! 

🦕 #WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundTheWorld 🦕
🌿🦖 TRI to keep calm - we’re exploring ancient worlds at opening weekend of our new exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors!

From towering giants to their fossilized footprints to the prehistoric plants that sustained them, take a look into the past and let your imagination run wild in our gardens - experience the Age of Reptiles at the Wildflower Center through July 17th. Click the link in our bio to get your tickets today!

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #DinosaursAroundTheWorld
Step into a time machine with us as our new exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World, opens TODAY! We've completed our transformation into the ancient supercontinent of Pangea, where dinosaurs roamed freely. 🌿🦖 Embark on a journey through time and across continents, encountering 10 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs along the way.  Don't miss the opening day excitement – your prehistoric adventure awaits! 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Good news! 🦉 The owlet that slipped from the nest yesterday was spotted this morning behind the admission kiosk by our dedicated volunteer photographer, Bill J. Boyd, who snapped this picture of it in a nearby tree. 📷✨

Remember, these plucky owlets are at the age where they start to leave the nest and learn how to fly and hunt on their own, so if you see less of them on the Owl Cam, don't fear - this is all part of the plan! To read more about Athena and her owlets, check out the link in our bio! 🪶

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #AthenaTheOwl
Owlet update: early this morning, one of our precious owlets had a little slip and fell out of the nest. We know this fall can seem worrisome, but it's all part of the natural process! At 6 weeks old, this little one is just about at the age to start practicing those aerial acrobatics. Owlets are amazing climbers at this age, using their talons and beak to scale trees. While the ground might not be an ideal landing pad, the nearby trees are accessible for our intrepid little explorer. 🦉🌿

We're keeping an eye out in the daylight to ensure this adventurous owlet remains unharmed. The parents have been located nearby and are still actively caring for the owlets, bringing food and overseeing their flying lessons.

Learn more about our little feathered friend's journey by checking out @cornellbirdcams video update at the link in our bio! 🪶

📷: Athena watching her owlets from a nearby tree, photo by Bill J. Boyd #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Last call for pollinator love! 🐝 Don't miss your chance to make a difference for the bee fly (Bombylius major) and other endangered species through our Adopt-A-Pollinator program - this opportunity ends tonight, so click the link in our profile or visit wildflower.org/adopt today!

Your support goes a long way in protecting these precious creatures and maintaining the vibrancy of our gardens. Each adoption package includes a kit that can be easily emailed and printed, containing three weekly activity sheets and a certificate of completion.

Huge thanks to everyone who has already adopted pollinators! Your generosity and commitment are vital for the flourishing of our ecosystems. Let's continue to work together to ensure a thriving future for all. 💚 

📷: Julie Shaw  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Meet us in the gardens this week for the grand finale of Tuesday Twilights as we bid farewell to this incredible series for the season! Don’t miss out on the last hurrah happening tomorrow, May 14th, from 5 - 8 p.m. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening featuring a triple lineup of fantastic local musicians and food trucks - read on to check it out!

MUSIC: @shanny2dope AND @daysofsum_mer AND @littlemazarn
FOOD: @garboslobster @konfusedesindianfoodtruck @dulcefridaatx 
DRINK: Tito’s Strawberry Basil Spritzer!

A massive thank you to our event sponsor, @titosvodka for making this seasonal series possible!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #TuesdayTwilights
Happy Mother's Day! Honor Mom amidst nature's beauty at the Wildflower Center botanical garden. We're celebrating with specialty cocktails and charcuterie boxes, special performances, and beautiful wildflowers. Reservations are accepted, but if you and your mom are the spontaneous type, no need to worry - walkups are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out more details at the link in our bio!

Let's celebrate the amazing moms who fill our lives with love and laughter. 💖 #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Join Wildflower Center Executive Director Lee Clippard as he takes you through our nature trails to point out some of his favorite seasonal blooms! 🌼

To appreciate all of these unique native plants for yourself this weekend, visit the link in our bio to check out the details for today’s Lady Bird Day and tomorrow’s Mother’s Day celebrations - reservations accepted, walkups welcome on a first-come, first-served basis!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #MothersDay
A couple of updates on our family of owls -  the second owlet has now fledged and left the nest just like its sibling!  Athena has been spotted nearby as well, watching over her babies from the trees and bringing them food as they gain confidence in their own hunting and flying.  Looks like she's getting ready to gather the owlets in one tree for easier care. 🪶🦉

We're so grateful for the outpouring of love and support from our community in regards to these little owls. ❤️ To keep up with Athena and her owlets as they learn and grow, make sure you're following us here and on Facebook for more updates and photos!

📷: Bill J. Boyd  #WildflowerCenter #StayWild
Our botanical gardens have been taken over by 11 life-size animatronic dinosaurs - they must love wildflowers and native plants as much as we do! 🌿

This herbivorous dinosaur, loose in our Pollinator Habitat Garden, relies on the thick spikes on its back for protection against larger carnivorous predators, and can balance on its powerful back legs to reach higher branches of foliage. Can you identify this mystery dino? Drop your guess in the comments, or get your tickets for this exhibit today at the link in our bio to check it out for yourself! 

🦕 #WildflowerCenter #StayWild #DinosaursAroundTheWorld 🦕
🌿🦖 TRI to keep calm - we’re exploring ancient worlds at opening weekend of our new exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World: The Great Outdoors!

From towering giants to their fossilized footprints to the prehistoric plants that sustained them, take a look into the past and let your imagination run wild in our gardens - experience the Age of Reptiles at the Wildflower Center through July 17th. Click the link in our bio to get your tickets today!

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #DinosaursAroundTheWorld
Step into a time machine with us as our new exhibit, Dinosaurs Around the World, opens TODAY! We've completed our transformation into the ancient supercontinent of Pangea, where dinosaurs roamed freely. 🌿🦖 Embark on a journey through time and across continents, encountering 10 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs along the way.  Don't miss the opening day excitement – your prehistoric adventure awaits! 

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #DinosaursAroundtheWorld
Good news! 🦉 The owlet that slipped from the nest yesterday was spotted this morning behind the admission kiosk by our dedicated volunteer photographer, Bill J. Boyd, who snapped this picture of it in a nearby tree. 📷✨

Remember, these plucky owlets are at the age where they start to leave the nest and learn how to fly and hunt on their own, so if you see less of them on the Owl Cam, don't fear - this is all part of the plan! To read more about Athena and her owlets, check out the link in our bio! 🪶

#StayWild #WildflowerCenter #AthenaTheOwl
Owlet update: early this morning, one of our precious owlets had a little slip and fell out of the nest. We know this fall can seem worrisome, but it's all part of the natural process! At 6 weeks old, this little one is just about at the age to start practicing those aerial acrobatics. Owlets are amazing climbers at this age, using their talons and beak to scale trees. While the ground might not be an ideal landing pad, the nearby trees are accessible for our intrepid little explorer. 🦉🌿

We're keeping an eye out in the daylight to ensure this adventurous owlet remains unharmed. The parents have been located nearby and are still actively caring for the owlets, bringing food and overseeing their flying lessons.

Learn more about our little feathered friend's journey by checking out @cornellbirdcams video update at the link in our bio! 🪶

📷: Athena watching her owlets from a nearby tree, photo by Bill J. Boyd #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Last call for pollinator love! 🐝 Don't miss your chance to make a difference for the bee fly (Bombylius major) and other endangered species through our Adopt-A-Pollinator program - this opportunity ends tonight, so click the link in our profile or visit wildflower.org/adopt today!

Your support goes a long way in protecting these precious creatures and maintaining the vibrancy of our gardens. Each adoption package includes a kit that can be easily emailed and printed, containing three weekly activity sheets and a certificate of completion.

Huge thanks to everyone who has already adopted pollinators! Your generosity and commitment are vital for the flourishing of our ecosystems. Let's continue to work together to ensure a thriving future for all. 💚 

📷: Julie Shaw  #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Meet us in the gardens this week for the grand finale of Tuesday Twilights as we bid farewell to this incredible series for the season! Don’t miss out on the last hurrah happening tomorrow, May 14th, from 5 - 8 p.m. It’s going to be an unforgettable evening featuring a triple lineup of fantastic local musicians and food trucks - read on to check it out!

MUSIC: @shanny2dope AND @daysofsum_mer AND @littlemazarn
FOOD: @garboslobster @konfusedesindianfoodtruck @dulcefridaatx 
DRINK: Tito’s Strawberry Basil Spritzer!

A massive thank you to our event sponsor, @titosvodka for making this seasonal series possible!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #TuesdayTwilights
Happy Mother's Day! Honor Mom amidst nature's beauty at the Wildflower Center botanical garden. We're celebrating with specialty cocktails and charcuterie boxes, special performances, and beautiful wildflowers. Reservations are accepted, but if you and your mom are the spontaneous type, no need to worry - walkups are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out more details at the link in our bio!

Let's celebrate the amazing moms who fill our lives with love and laughter. 💖 #StayWild #WildflowerCenter
Join Wildflower Center Executive Director Lee Clippard as he takes you through our nature trails to point out some of his favorite seasonal blooms! 🌼

To appreciate all of these unique native plants for yourself this weekend, visit the link in our bio to check out the details for today’s Lady Bird Day and tomorrow’s Mother’s Day celebrations - reservations accepted, walkups welcome on a first-come, first-served basis!

#WildflowerCenter #StayWild #MothersDay

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