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...
Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Species of Greatest Conservation Need Texas is home to well over 1,300 plant and animal species known as “Species of Greatest Conservation Need.” These include federal- and state-listed species, as well as those that were never listed due to lack of information. As a...
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...
Amistad Vegetation Mapping

Amistad Vegetation Mapping

vegetation cartography In spring 2017, researchers from the Wildflower Center began an epic plant survey at Lake Amistad National Recreation Area. They were hired by the National Park Service to collect data that will be used to create detailed vegetation maps. These...
Tobusch Fishhook Cactus Conservation

Tobusch Fishhook Cactus Conservation

endangered plants Tough things sometimes come in small packages. The Tobusch fishhook cactus (Sclerocactus brevihamatus ssp. tobuschii, also known as Ancistrocactus tobuschii) is no exception. Named for its unique hooked spines, this cactus spends the first five years...