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October 2017

Sprouts

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Friday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Mom and child at Sprouts

Bring your little wildflowers to the Center for our weekly preschool program (ages 3-5).

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Tai Chi

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Butterbike Tour

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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What is a butterbike? Sounds slippery? Sounds delicious? Sounds amazing! Cyclist Sara Dykman is biking 10,000 miles to follow the monarch butterfly migration from Central Mexico to Canada and back. She calls it, "butterbiking with the butterflies." And she's making a stop right here amid the butterflies and nectar plants of the Wildflower Center to share in her adventures and monarch mission. Sara's goal is not only to follow the monarch migration, but to connect people living along the migration…

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Mindfulness in Nature: Aerial Yoga

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$25
Aerial yoga, by John Clark

Enjoy the benefits of both nature and movement in aerial yoga under the trees with the aid of "silk" hammocks.

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Tai Chi

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Afternoon Explorers: Nature Journaling

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Join in on some way-cool after-school science and art! Young naturalists will create journals for writing, sketching and reflecting in the great outdoors. Take your journal home to document weekend adventures such as hikes, camping or even backyard exploration.  Registration is required and space is limited; register here. $15 per adult, $10 per child Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Nature Writing

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, happening 3 times

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

Students will explore the outdoors, read published works for inspiration and build on writing prompts to help creativity flow. Saturdays through April 22.

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Plein Air Drawing

October 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Become a keen observer of nature and express yourself through art, outdoors.

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Botanical Art Drawing

October 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on April 14, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on April 15, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on July 8, 2017 at 1:00pm

One event on October 28, 2017 at 1:00pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Young girl drawing in nature

Budding artists will learn drawing skills and color mixing and create botanical art inspired by a tour of the gardens.

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November 2017

Tai Chi

November 1 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Afternoon Explorers: Butterflies in the Garden

November 3 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Monarch butterfly on shrubby boneset, , Nymphalidae danaus plexippus, by Val Bugh

As the weekend begins it’s time to take flight! Flutter over to the Center for some way-cool after-school exploration of butterflies; learn about their life cycles and the plants they visit in gardens. Space is limited and registration is required; register here. $15 per adult, $10 per child. Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Texas Arbor Day

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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The Arboretum Trail gets sun-kissed. Photo: Wildflower Center.

Celebrate Texas Arbor Day by climbing high into the treetops using harnesses, ropes, and helmets. (Ages 7+)

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Nature Writing

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Woodland Stream

Students will explore the outdoors, read published works for inspiration and build on writing prompts to help creativity flow. Saturdays through April 22.

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Owl at the Moon

November 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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The second owlet to fledge shows its wings from a new perch on the ground.

For eight years, the Wildflower Center has been home to a nesting pair of great horned owls, and we couldn’t be more smitten. Join us in celebrating our feathered friends with beer tastings from Blue Owl Brewing, a visit with resident owls from Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation, and a moonlight hike with Travis Audubon experts to the soundtrack of the music of the night. Purchase tickets here! $20 per adult, $10 per child Travis Audubon members receive 10% off. Wildflower…

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Nature Writing

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Woodland Stream

Students will explore the outdoors, read published works for inspiration and build on writing prompts to help creativity flow. Saturdays through April 22.

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Hypertufa Pot Workshop

November 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 18, 2017 at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Hypertufa pots are extremely versatile: They work well indoors or outside, have an amenable porous nature, and many plants take to them well ­— including a variety of succulents. Learn how to make hypertufa pots and take home your creations at the end of this two-day course. Ideal native plants for these pots will be available for purchase. Two-day class occurs both November 11 from 9 a.m. to noon and November 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Registration is required…

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Tai Chi

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Tai Chi

November 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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December 2017

Holly Days

December 1
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An event every day that begins at 12:00am, repeating until December 10, 2017

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

Join us for 10 days of special promotions on nature-inspired gifts as well as book signings, demos, food sampling, artisans, and more in the Store.

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Wreath Workshop

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Bring nature home for the holidays! Create a festive wreath or table centerpiece using native plants along with traditional holiday decorations.

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Wildflower Tiles With Alcohol Inks (Beginner)

December 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Learn to create eye-catching wildflower ceramic tiles with alcohol inks and canned air using a unique technique! Go home with three charming tiles (including bluebonnets, of course) and a new skill. Space is limited; register here. $40 registration + $10 lab fee Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.  

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Holiday Ornament Workshop

December 2 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Gather treasures from nature to make a beautiful holiday ornament keepsake!

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Wildflower Crafts with Alcohol Inks (Intermediate)

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Love wildflowers, painting and adding to your skill-box? Learn to make decorative tiles, magnets and a light switch plate using alcohol inks and canned air. Nature will be your muse as you paint wildflowers and stately native grasses. Space is limited; register here. $40 per person + $10 lab fee Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.

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Wildflower Tiles With Alcohol Inks (Beginner)

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Learn to create eye-catching wildflower ceramic tiles with alcohol inks and canned air using a unique technique! Go home with three charming tiles (including bluebonnets, of course) and a new skill. Space is limited; register here. $40 registration + $10 lab fee Members receive discounts on programs and classes; learn about membership here.  

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Moonlight Hike

December 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Moon rising through fall trees

Join us on an after-hours, moonlit hike throughout the gardens and the Texas Arboretum.

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Tai Chi

December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Luminations

December 7 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, happening 4 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Luminations Theme Gardens, 2015

Luminations, our signature holiday event, is back! Enjoy the holidays naturally. Countless luminaries and festive lights, a cash bar, and plentiful music make this Austin's most magical winter tradition. Bring a date, bring the kiddos, bring yourself! Price, times and additional details to be announced.  Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date, or be the first to know by signing up for our emails.

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Tai Chi

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Qigong instructor, Dr. Chelsea Xu

Learn and practice with the guidance of an expert in the serenity of the gardens.

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Winter, Wonder, Land

December 16 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Wintering Birds

Ever wonder what happens to plants and animals in the winter? Discover how life goes on outdoors when the days grow colder and shorter. Learn about lifecycles, take a hike to observe flora and fauna in the gardens and natural areas, and create a winter bouquet to celebrate the season! Registration opens the first week of September. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date, or be the first to know by signing up for our emails. $15 per adult, $10 per child Members…

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January 2018

Winter Care for Native Plants

January 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Big muhly in front of the frosty play lawn.

Should I prune my perennials to remove frost damage? Is there special care for cold-growing grasses? Whether you're interested in converting yards into climate-adapted native plant habitats or you’re already maintaining a native landscape, this workshop will introduce tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy through the winter. Registration opens the first week of September. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date, or be the first to know by signing up for our emails. $45 per person Members receive discounts on programs…

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Winter Tree Fest

January 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Texas Arboretum sunrise winter tree fest

Celebrate trees in the Texas Arboretum with forts, climbing, walks with experts and more!

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February 2018

Painting & Drawing Mixed Media on Wood

February 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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For centuries, artists have enjoyed the versatility of birch wood as a canvas. Use colored pencils or acrylic paints to illustrate a native plant specimen of your choosing. With demonstrations and expert guidance, this technique is easy and enjoyable, and you’ll likely leave with a natural masterpiece. All levels welcome. Registration opens the first week of September. Follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date, or be the first to know by signing up for our emails. $75 + $20 materials fee Members receive…

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Botanical Art Workshop

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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There’s a reason works of art are often called “studies” — putting a specimen on paper is a fantastic way to spend time getting to know, observe and learn about it. Through demonstration and instruction, learn to use colored pencils to document and create native plant specimens in the botanical art style. Class will cover lighting, layering, color, proportion and line work; students will leave with a new way to celebrate and create in the natural world. All levels welcome. Registration…

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