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Nature Nights: Life on the Prairie

June 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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One event on June 20, 2019 at 6:00 pm

Free
Wildflowers in the Savanna Meadow

Nature Nights are free, family-friendly events filled with exciting explorations of native plants, animals and the ecology of Central Texas. Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages.

The Life on the Prairie Nature Night highlights prairie ecosystems, some of the most beautiful, important and threatened in Texas and across the nation. Learn about the wildflowers, tall grasses and deep roots supporting these scenic landscapes and all the critters that call them home.

Free admission 6 – 9 p.m.
Regular admission is charged during the day. Admission is always free for members.

Wildflower Café will be open and also have a tent in the Courtyard with meals, snacks and refreshments available for purchase.

Scheduled Events

Bill Oliver and the Otter Space BandAuditorium
6:45 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided), 7:45 p.m.

Walk & Talk on the John Barr Trail with Meredith O’Reilly and Minnette Marr, Meet in the Courtyard
6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. (American Sign Language interpretation provided)

Pocket Prairies Presentation with John Hart Asher, McDermott Learning Center
7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Ongoing Events

Your Body Versus Prairie Roots with Capital Area Master Naturalists

Learn About Coyotes with Austin Animal Services

Seed Balls with Native Prairies Association of Texas

Ropes from Plants + Artifacts with Natureversity

Prairie Restoration & Prescribed Fire with the Wildflower Center

Scavenger Hunt

Learn to Set Up a Tent with Texas Outdoor Family

Critters of the Prairie with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Coastal Prairies with Texas Institute for Coastal Prairie Research & Education

The Golden Ratio of Prairie Animals with Math Happens

Nature Matching Game + Soil Scavenger Hunt with Native Plant Society of Texas

Square Meter Photography Project with Chris Helzer

Lego League Robotics Time with Club Oreo

Arts & Crafts

H-E-Buddy will be out with treats and smiles!

Free Gift for ages 12 and younger in the Wildflower Center Gift Store. Don’t miss the huge summer clearance sale.

Helpful Info:

Wildflower Café will be open with their regular menu and host a pop-up in the Courtyard with food and drink for purchase.

Limited parking is available in the Wildflower Center parking lot on a first come, first served basis. Additional parking can be found on LaCrosse Avenue and guests may park in the adjacent neighborhoods. Please be mindful of hydrants, signs, driveways and pedestrians.

Bring a refillable water bottle! We have many fountains and water stations.

We recommend sunscreen, insect spray, comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes for walking.

Visitors may bring picnics. No outside alcoholic beverages. Please be mindful of your trash.

Per Wildflower Center policy, dogs are not permitted (with the exception of service dogs).

Find more helpful info here.

The Courtyard 

The heart of the center, which features a man-made pond designed to look like Jacob’s Well – the swimming hole located outside of Austin. This space is the most utilized space for our weddings being used for both ceremonies and receptions when the weather is nice. Couples can be married in front of the pond with greenery surrounding them or under the arch that you just entered through. For receptions, guests are seated under our dimmable festoon lights that stay up year round. The Courtyard can easily seat up to 200 for a reception with ample room for a bar, dance floor and music (band or dj). No additional lighting or power is needed.

Details

Date:
June 20, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Organizer

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Phone:
512.232.0100
Email:
info@wildflower.org