TLLC Child Development Center

TLLC Child Development Center

Projects In 2018, Wildflower Center Ecologist Michelle Bertelsen and Landscape Architect Adam Barbe crafted a concept package for a new, nature-focused playscape at Triumphant Love Lutheran Church’s Child Development Center. Bertelsen says the “play nodes” are...
Outdoor Learning Environments

Outdoor Learning Environments

Outdoor Learning Environments The Wildflower Center has partnered with the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texas Children in Nature, Natural Learning Initiative, United Way, and others to support OLE! Texas, an initiative to build nature into childhood...
Blanco River Restoration

Blanco River Restoration

Ecological Research & Design Following the Memorial Day and Halloween floods of 2015, Center restoration ecologists provided landscape guidance to Hays County residents whose properties were flooded along the Blanco River. Guidance took the form of an...
Prescribed Fire Research

Prescribed Fire Research

Ecological Research & Design Wildflower Center land managers and researchers have been lighting landscapes on fire since 2001. Why? Center Environmental Designer Matt O’Toole, who usually serves as burn boss, admits it might sound “counter-intuitive,” but “one of...
SkySystem™

SkySystem™

Ecological Research & Design Green roofs in hot climates got off to slow start. They were up against a lot: extreme temperatures, intense rainfall events and long periods of drought. Plant roots — and the matter they live in — have to remain cool enough to survive...