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4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States

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October 2019

Fortlandia

October 5, 2019 - January 26, 2020
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free with Admission
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It's back! Ten new forts created by architects and designers on display and ready for play in the Texas Arboretum

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Fall Native Plant Sale: Public Day

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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2017 Spring Native Plant Sale

More than 300 species of native plants ready to make your garden look like Texas

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Foraging for Native Edibles

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on November 9, 2019 at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$25

Discover edible native plants you can forage and harvest in Central Texas

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The Zen of Seeing & the Artist’s Way – NEW! (Waitlist)

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$209
Hibiscus grandiflorus

This 7-class series will explore creativity through mindfulness and mixed-media visual art. No experience needed.

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Sprouts

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly, Wednesday & Thursday, 10-11 a.m.
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free With Admission

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

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Series: Watercolor Basics

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$209

This seven-session course is presented in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School.

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Series: Bamboo Drawing Tools & Homemade Media – NEW!

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, happening 7 times

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$209

Explore art with handmade tools and a natural palette. No experience required!

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Beginning Backyard Birding – NEW!

October 26 @ 9:00 am - 1:15 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$30
Wintering Birds

Get tips for identifying your bird neighbors by sight and sound and learn how to support their populations

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Drawing I: Short Form

October 29 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until October 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$209

You can draw! Practice with a new medium in each session of this course. Start simple and refine your technique in a supportive environment for beginners.

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Series: Botanical Illustration

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating until December 19, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$209

Enhance your drafting skills through drawing plant forms in this seven-class series in partnership with the Contemporary Austin Art School

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Series: Nature Journaling in Watercolor – NEW

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until December 20, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$209

Up your journal game by spending time in nature and expanding your creative toolbox with this 7-class series

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November 2019

Creating Wildflower Crafts With Alcohol Inks

November 2 @ 1:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Alcohol ink tile with bluebonnets, sunset and tree

Love wildflowers and being crafty? Learn to make decorative tiles using alcohol inks and canned air

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Yoga & Singing Bowls – NEW!

November 3 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on November 3, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on December 1, 2019 at 9:00am

One event on January 5, 2020 at 9:00am

One event on February 2, 2020 at 9:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15 – $67.50
Virginia saltmarsh mallow

Join us for a morning of movement, mindfulness and the music of Tibetan and quartz singing bowls and chimes

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Parent & Toddler Yoga – NEW!

November 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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One event on October 15, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on November 5, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on November 19, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on December 3, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on December 17, 2019 at 10:00am

One event on January 7, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on January 21, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on February 4, 2020 at 10:00am

One event on February 18, 2020 at 10:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
Free – $15
young children doing tree pose on yoga mats with parents

Families find fun and calm practicing yoga poses and breathing exercises together!

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Fantastic Fungi Film

November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$15
A mushroom on the forest floor with a webbed "bridal veil" in a still from the film Fantastic Fungi

An exclusive Texas screening featuring a Q&A with the director

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Tree Pruning Workshop

November 9 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$30
Elias pruning trees, by Bill Boyd

For every tree there's a tool and for every tool there's a technique! Trees give us so much — learn how to keep them healthy and happy with proper pruning technique from a landscaping expert.

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Migratory Birds in the Landscape

November 14 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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One event on November 14, 2019 at 8:00am

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$8 – $15
Painted bunting PHOTO Bill J. Boyd

Join birders from Travis Audubon and horticulturists from the Wildflower Center on a walk focused on plants that migratory birds rely on for food and shelter.

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Winter Care for Native Plants

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45
Bluebonnet leaves coated with frost PHOTO Bruce Leander

This gardening workshop will introduce tips and tricks for keeping Texas plants healthy through the winter.

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Create Space for Nature Play at Home – NEW!

November 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45
Kids building fort

Learn to create a child and pet-friendly nature play space at home or in your community

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Forts by Flashlight (Member Exclusive)

November 25 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free for Members
Fortlandia by flashlight

Sneak out after dark, throw a pebble at your best friend's window, and don't forget your flashlight!

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December 2019

Luminations

December 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until December 15, 2019

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$10 – $15
Luminations logo

Our annual tradition returns when the gardens are illuminated by thousands of luminarias and dazzling lights

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Wreath Workshop

December 7 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on December 7, 2019 at 12:30pm

Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$45

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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Holiday Nature Creations

December 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Free With Admission
Possomhaw (Ilex decidua)

Gather treasures from nature to make a beautiful holiday ornament keepsake!

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January 2020

Who’s Been Here? Scats & Tracks

January 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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Owlets 2018. PHOTO Bill J. Boyd

Learn to scope out a scene, investigate for signs of wildlife, use a field guide, and even get the scoop on poop with a lesson on (synthetic) scat.

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Meditation & Visualization Techniques for a Healthy Mind, Body and Soul – NEW!

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
$45

Learn about and practice various meditation techniques

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February 2020

Gardening for Newcomers

February 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave.
Austin, TX 78739 United States
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$35
Seed Silo Garden

New to Texas or just new to gardening? Come meet some natives and learn where to plant them and how to keep them healthy!

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