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9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Youth – $6
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4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739
512.232.0100

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Instagram post 2277103795728536667_1134410758 🕵🏾🌿It’s amazing what you can observe when you slow down, look all around, get close and stay curious. Wildflower photographers very often find that while a blossom catches our eye, our lens finds tiny friends and whole micro-ecosystems and stories unfolding within a square inch or less! This crab spider (Mecaphesa spp.) was spotted on rusty blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum rufidulum), likely waiting for a meal to come their way. Bonus: Check out an awesome story about ambush predators in today’s Story! #crabspider #thinksmall #littleworlds #viburnum #thomisidae #flowerspider
Instagram post 2276342576671287743_1134410758 It’s a Blue Monday and we’re ok with that. 💙🌿 How do you feel about Texas’ state flower? Any favorite bb facts? We’ll share ours in today’s Story, but you can find more bluebonnet trivia + wildflower resources & info about all our other iconic wildflowers at the link in our bio, wildflower.org/texas 📸: Lupinus texensis among our John Barr trail #txwildflowers2020 #texasbluebonnets #lupines #blueview
Instagram post 2274826890346097159_1134410758 Good morning from the gardens. If you have a breeze on your cheek or a patch of sky above you or something green and living to touch, that’s pretty lucky! If you can’t reach those things right now, send your mind here, take as many slow breaths as you like and know that you are a part of nature and that’s a beautiful thing. 🌿✨ 📸: Gardener Amy G. #ourgardensyourhome #natureisforeveryone #aperfectmorning
Instagram post 2274178761317739301_1134410758 Anyone else sleeping in a bit without their morning commute? Well, Athena might be adjusting to a new little addition to the nest. TBD, but she does seem to be sitting higher and chicks are certainly more awkwardly-shaped (and fussier) nest-mates than eggs... Our gardeners are tending to their essential duties and keeping an eye out, so we will keep you updated. 📸: Bill J Boyd #thatsowlfornow #greathornedowls #bubo #morningsarehard
Instagram post 2273488897538711800_1134410758 Some cheer for you from the Botanist Garden with sunny Texas yellowstar (Lindheimera texana) and wooly globemallow (Sphaeralcea lindheimeri). Can you guess which prolific TX botanist they are named for?😀 #txwildflowers2020 #botanylovers #sunnygarden #flowersforyou #ourgardensyourhome
Instagram post 2272849785886352631_1134410758 Watch a movie 🎥 🍄, support the Center 💚! "Fantastic Fungi," an immersive cinematic journey into the magical earth beneath our feet, sold out when we showed it at the Center last fall. Now you can watch wherever you are beginning this Thurs., 3.26. When you purchase or rent using our special link (in 🍄highlighted story), the Wildflower Center receives 40% of sales revenue🌿🙌🏾! #fantasticfungi #stayhomestaysafe #rootandrise #moviesathome #streamingmovies #fungilove
Instagram post 2271472657580326743_1134410758 They are getting a little freshening from the spring weather, but do you know this little patch of purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in the Edible Garden has been hanging in there all through fall and winter? That’s perseverance, y’all. #youaredoinggreat #roottorise #strongashell #echinaceapurpurea #txwildflowers2020 (and also #txwildflowers2019 😄) #ourgardensyourhome
Instagram post 2271346077126236053_1134410758 Monday brunch? Feast your eyes on one of the season’s less iconic wildflowers. Scrambled eggs (Corydalis curvisiliqua) has 4 petals: 2 outer + 2 inner. One petal has a short, straight, saclike spur at the base, giving this fun flower its far-out appearance. Find them in a range of habitats from plains to woodlands. This one is blooming along our Savanna Meadow Trail where it doesn’t mind the dry conditions. (PS- looking for a more vegan-friendly common name? This species is also called curvepod or golden smoke — the latter a nod to its family, Fumariaceae.) 📸: T. Zastrow #natureisneat #txwildflowers2020 #plantidentification #coffeeandflowers
Instagram post 2269866211474356693_1134410758 Here is your Wildflower Center bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) update! Beautiful blooms on our Texas Arboretum just yesterday. Cheerful bonus: those rainbow colored tree cages our staff have lovingly installed, up-cycled from the very first #Fortlandia 🌈🌿 We’ll post more blues soon and more of this weeks blooms in stories. #txwildflowers2020 #bloomsnotgloom #bluebonnet #lupines #springintexas #ourgardensyourhome
Instagram post 2277103795728536667_1134410758 🕵🏾🌿It’s amazing what you can observe when you slow down, look all around, get close and stay curious. Wildflower photographers very often find that while a blossom catches our eye, our lens finds tiny friends and whole micro-ecosystems and stories unfolding within a square inch or less! This crab spider (Mecaphesa spp.) was spotted on rusty blackhaw viburnum (Viburnum rufidulum), likely waiting for a meal to come their way. Bonus: Check out an awesome story about ambush predators in today’s Story! #crabspider #thinksmall #littleworlds #viburnum #thomisidae #flowerspider
Instagram post 2276342576671287743_1134410758 It’s a Blue Monday and we’re ok with that. 💙🌿 How do you feel about Texas’ state flower? Any favorite bb facts? We’ll share ours in today’s Story, but you can find more bluebonnet trivia + wildflower resources & info about all our other iconic wildflowers at the link in our bio, wildflower.org/texas 📸: Lupinus texensis among our John Barr trail #txwildflowers2020 #texasbluebonnets #lupines #blueview
Instagram post 2274826890346097159_1134410758 Good morning from the gardens. If you have a breeze on your cheek or a patch of sky above you or something green and living to touch, that’s pretty lucky! If you can’t reach those things right now, send your mind here, take as many slow breaths as you like and know that you are a part of nature and that’s a beautiful thing. 🌿✨ 📸: Gardener Amy G. #ourgardensyourhome #natureisforeveryone #aperfectmorning
Instagram post 2274178761317739301_1134410758 Anyone else sleeping in a bit without their morning commute? Well, Athena might be adjusting to a new little addition to the nest. TBD, but she does seem to be sitting higher and chicks are certainly more awkwardly-shaped (and fussier) nest-mates than eggs... Our gardeners are tending to their essential duties and keeping an eye out, so we will keep you updated. 📸: Bill J Boyd #thatsowlfornow #greathornedowls #bubo #morningsarehard
Instagram post 2273488897538711800_1134410758 Some cheer for you from the Botanist Garden with sunny Texas yellowstar (Lindheimera texana) and wooly globemallow (Sphaeralcea lindheimeri). Can you guess which prolific TX botanist they are named for?😀 #txwildflowers2020 #botanylovers #sunnygarden #flowersforyou #ourgardensyourhome
Instagram post 2272849785886352631_1134410758 Watch a movie 🎥 🍄, support the Center 💚! "Fantastic Fungi," an immersive cinematic journey into the magical earth beneath our feet, sold out when we showed it at the Center last fall. Now you can watch wherever you are beginning this Thurs., 3.26. When you purchase or rent using our special link (in 🍄highlighted story), the Wildflower Center receives 40% of sales revenue🌿🙌🏾! #fantasticfungi #stayhomestaysafe #rootandrise #moviesathome #streamingmovies #fungilove
Instagram post 2271472657580326743_1134410758 They are getting a little freshening from the spring weather, but do you know this little patch of purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea) in the Edible Garden has been hanging in there all through fall and winter? That’s perseverance, y’all. #youaredoinggreat #roottorise #strongashell #echinaceapurpurea #txwildflowers2020 (and also #txwildflowers2019 😄) #ourgardensyourhome
Instagram post 2271346077126236053_1134410758 Monday brunch? Feast your eyes on one of the season’s less iconic wildflowers. Scrambled eggs (Corydalis curvisiliqua) has 4 petals: 2 outer + 2 inner. One petal has a short, straight, saclike spur at the base, giving this fun flower its far-out appearance. Find them in a range of habitats from plains to woodlands. This one is blooming along our Savanna Meadow Trail where it doesn’t mind the dry conditions. (PS- looking for a more vegan-friendly common name? This species is also called curvepod or golden smoke — the latter a nod to its family, Fumariaceae.) 📸: T. Zastrow #natureisneat #txwildflowers2020 #plantidentification #coffeeandflowers
Instagram post 2269866211474356693_1134410758 Here is your Wildflower Center bluebonnet (Lupinus texensis) update! Beautiful blooms on our Texas Arboretum just yesterday. Cheerful bonus: those rainbow colored tree cages our staff have lovingly installed, up-cycled from the very first #Fortlandia 🌈🌿 We’ll post more blues soon and more of this weeks blooms in stories. #txwildflowers2020 #bloomsnotgloom #bluebonnet #lupines #springintexas #ourgardensyourhome

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