The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to conserve, restore and create healthy landscapes.
Go outside. Look up. Monarch butterflies are back in Austin. And this year's migration is larger than normal, the @WildflowerCtr says. kutne.ws/2OQyGoU https://t.co/8032eS9FDm
RT @KeepTexasGreen: 2.71 million sheets of paper NOT USED by @UTAustin in a year! Electronic processing of forms by @WildflowerCtr + @UTSOA…
RT @kristarsha: The monarchs are coming! Saw my first one today! #MonarchMigration https://t.co/yzsyysoDWG
RT @CTXWoodlands: Liatris, spotted in a Central Texas prairie, is seen here. These fall flowering species are beneficial to adult monarch b…
The State Insect of #Texas has our hearts all aflutter as they make their way through #ATX on their fall migration to Mexico. In this vid #Monarchs are refueling on Gregg’s mistflower (Conoclinium greggi) whose nectary blooms are timed perfectly to support fall #pollinators. https://t.co/CgHu1sALl6
#Fortlandia Situado en un “encantador valle de hadas,” las principales características de la estructura—semejante a una flor—incluye 3 entradas del exterior, una trampilla, tragaluces de color, un laberinto de rastreo por debajo, y un eje central de subida para las vigías arriba. https://t.co/sixqxEP1jE
Every structure in #Fortlandia is completely unique in concept + composition! Fairy Pavilion by James Edward Talbot is a magical fort made from practical materials. Its rainbow shingles are actually 3k aluminum cans collected from the streets of #ATX & hammered flat. #Upcycling! https://t.co/kUOByaM17N
Watch our Head Fortmaster, Tanya Zastrow, build a tiny fort w/@TrevorScottATX on @weareaustin and hear about all the chances to explore coming up at the Wildflower Center! #Fortlandia #ATX cbsaustin.com/features/we-ar…
RT @GRHCna: Join us on Nov 5th for the ATX Living Architecture Symposium at @WildflowerCtr. Industry experts will discuss #greenroof and wa…
You see them scurrying across our hot TX landscapes, hear them rustling through leaves, admire them blending into tree bark or sunbathing atop stones. But just who are those recurrent #reptiles? Meet three species you're likely to see around #CentralTX . wildflower.org/magazine/loung…
RT @SpecNewsATX: #Fortlandia is now open at the @WildflowerCtr as 10 local architects and designers each created their own version of a “fo…
RT @Do512Family: We are thrilled that @WildflowerCtr's #Fortlandia is back with 10 ALL NEW forts to explore! See what's new & enter for you…
Fortlandia is the cover photo (and a top op!) for @Do512Family's picks for the week! Check it out, fam! 📸: Roger Ho 👉 do512family.com/this-week/ https://t.co/pSAM52WyGJ
Fortlandia is the cover photo (and a top op!) for @Do512Family's picks for the week! Check it out, fam! do512family.com/this-week
RT @Do512Family: Do512 Family and @WildflowerCtr are giving away a Family Membership Package! Not only does becoming a member help to conve…
RT @AustinChronicle: See what professional designers can do with more than just couch cushions and blankets at the @WildflowerCtr. https://…
RT @studiodwg_atx: S K Y F O R T opens TOMORROW!! austinchronicle.com/daily/events/2…
RT @KjT_Creative: So excited for Fortlandia, part deux at @WildflowerCtr! @cm_austin will be hosting a FieldTrip to tour the new forts on N…
RT @UTSOA: #Fortlandia opens @WildflowerCtr today, which means you can now explore 10 new custom-designed forts, including "Color Keep" whi…
Tomorrow we open the gates to the Texas Arboretum where your secret hideout awaits at #FORTLANDIA! Explore 10 unique forts in this imaginative, interactive exhibition. Meet the designers throughout the weekend to learn about their inspiration and process. wildflower.org/fortlandia https://t.co/L7hf99WFBj
Helenium autumnale (sneezeweed ) is lovely w/pompom flower heads + downturned ray petals. Speaking of drooping beauties, it’s said that the genus was named by Linnaeus for Helen of Troy. Legend has it that the flowers sprung from the ground where her tears fell. 📸: R.W. Smith https://t.co/WhrdQanMTt
Has someone been decorating for Halloween in the Texas Arboretum? Maybe! Though they look kind of like neon green brains, these strange spheres are actually the fruit of the Osage orange tree (Maclura pomifera). They have many common names. What do you call them? #coolscience https://t.co/15wWVlSSkB
Fortlandia opens on Oct. 5 & our TX Arboretum will be closed 'til then as the forts get their final touches! We don’t want to spill the beams, but here are some sneaky little previews of the fantastic forts that will be waiting for you to explore next weekend! #Fortlandia https://t.co/nOVZVqyT8M
Peppervine (Nekemias arborea) is a member of the grape family (Vitaceae) and while inedible to humans, these colorful fruits are browsed by other mammals & birds. The berries turn black + shiny when ripe. In the absence of fruit, peppervine is easily mistaken for #poisonivy. https://t.co/N88p8oKwLu
TODAY: Wildflower Center is conducting prescribed burns in natural areas as part of our land management plan. All public areas are far from the burn area & remain open. Some smoke may be visible in the area. Thanks to all our fire partners for helping conduct a safe #Rxfire! https://t.co/ujezNq3Tc0
In our Native Plants to Dye For class this Sun., celebrate the spectacular colors of the season with your own plant-dyed fibers. Buff up your botany skills with a hands-on exploration of plants that produce hues you can use. wildflower.org/event/native-p… https://t.co/roE3cXr6Mz
Our gardeners create magical worlds in a single bed by choosing plants in colors, shapes and heights that will complement or contrast to keep things interesting throughout the seasons. #nativeplants #gardendesign https://t.co/CLn5qXeFH1
Whether it’s your Monday motivation or your morning meditation, these bumblebees on mealy blue sage (Salvia farinacea) are here for you. #verybusy #fortheplanet🌍 https://t.co/U2KS1jxyDo
RT @TheLBJSchool: Many thanks to Luci Baines Johnson for joining us this morning at the @WildflowerCtr. She said her father knew his time o…
What color are these flowers? Check our Insta post for the answer: instagram.com/p/B2o5QLll3O_/ https://t.co/9mLO7SjkeT
What color are these flowers? Check our Insta post for the answer: instagram.com/p/B2o5QLll3O_/ https://t.co/zAs0ilGL8j
As a thanks for tweeting w/us, we're discounting Wildflower Membership for our social peeps thru Friday! Join now w/20% OFF (save $13-$200!) + get 2 free guest passes. Free Fortlandia, exclusive native plant sale + Luminations access! Code: FLASHSEPT2019 bit.ly/2ko0PXC https://t.co/kHAyvQuEB2
We thought some sweet, cheerful cow pen daisies (Verbesina encelioides) would be just the thing to brighten your Monday. They are an excellent nectar source for late-season pollinators! 📸: Brianna Casselman https://t.co/CLbb9KywKp
Dichondra argentea is basically a wizard, turning golden sunlight into silvery foliage! AKA silver ponyfoot (awesome unicorn name🦄), It provides ground cover which is vital to protecting soils, preventing erosion & creating habitat + shade for small critters. #plantmagic https://t.co/cVhl1QN81n
What should you bring to Tuesday Twilights (5-8p) at the Wildflower Center? We suggest: friends, an appetite, and your joie de vivre. Enjoy live music, crafts, cocktails from @TitosVodka + eats from @SaltLickBBQ tonight (& every Tues. - Oct. 28 [sans 10.15]). 📸Alicia Wells https://t.co/8mOUOFrmys
This year's ATX Living Architecture Symposium will be held at the Wildflower Center with a presentation on our #greenroof work to be given by Environmental Designer John Hart Asher. Registration is open now through @GRHCna. bit.ly/2k8pM9n https://t.co/HzGhxtztcA
Lucky #13! Thanks, @AustinMomsBlog for highlighting the Center's many family friendly, kid-pleasing, nature play activities at the Center. austinmoms.com/2019/09/03/14-… https://t.co/f69jwlI1q6
RT @Do512Family: Wednesday, bring your little ones to the Family Garden for @WildflowerCtr weekly Sprouts preschool program tailored for ag…
RT @SaltLickBBQ: Take the fam to @WildflowerCtr September 10th for Tuesday Twilights with a Twist. We'll be there to feed you! https://t.co…
The long weekend doesn't have to be over! Escape into nature (w/some awesome acoustic tunes, cocktails & fun activities)! Tonight 5 - 8 p.m. we bring back Tuesday Twilights w/🎶 @SuzannaChoffel 🍹 @TitosVodka 🍴 @ranchhandtruck 🌻 tours, seed-ball making & more! @CultureMapATX https://t.co/X0KN1LyJ3v
We are OPEN for the holiday! Come have an adventure or find a peaceful place to listen to the gentle hum of life in the gardens. https://t.co/KQxpYqCwlh
RT @gjhsu: This Trumpet Vine was so pretty. #maketheworldabeautifulplace @WildflowerCtr https://t.co/5aV4snR8O9
Since it's a holiday weekend, we're sending you on an adventure to @highlinenyc. We're Botanic Garden of TX, but we love botanizing anywhere we go. Where are you #plantnerd-ing this weekend? wildflower.org/magazine/nativ…
Have a beautiful holiday weekend! We’ll just be here appreciating the fruits of Callicarpa americana’s labor 💕🌿 We’re open Monday, so come bask in the fuchsia glow of #beautyberry IRL! #foraging https://t.co/9ANNGtExhH
Summer in Ctrl TX may be laden with heat advisories, but #bumblebees stay hydrated w/ nectar from late bloomers like blazing star (Liatris spp.) — & H2O from our Hill Country Stream. Visit early (members get 7:30a entry Thurs & Sat) and see what’s in season! 📸: @_audr3y https://t.co/zyOf0xXb6Z
We rep all North America's #nativeplants, but not every species is universally beloved. In our #Wildflower mag feature "Pull It or Plant It," our experts duke it out over some controversial flora. This ed. gets pretty thorny as we dig into greenbriar ... wildflower.org/magazine/nativ…
RT @samnpeters: New illustrations for @WildflowerCtr out now: Poison Ivy Extra Credit. Check out this mini field guide and save yourself fr…
#Datura wrightii (commonly known as jimsonweed, thorn apple & angel trumpet) opens full-moon blooms evening - morning. Deep green leaves make the stark white flowers appear to float in a dark sky. Not just sweet to look at, nectar from the nocturnal blooms supports #hawkmoths. https://t.co/YDhx0CIEJg
If you know someone who could use some cheering today, it doesn’t get much sweeter than partridge pea (Chamaecrista fasciculata)! 🌿💛 #flowersforyou https://t.co/SpuPj2C6XC
We’re rather fawnd of wildlife! The Wildflower Center is 284 acres of gardens, woodlands and savannas with nearly 900 species of #nativeplants. That’s a lot of habitat! On a.m. strolls we might see deer, roadrunners, lizards, bobcats, hawks, 'dillos, coyotes & tons 'o insects. https://t.co/MM9JziJM5O
Thanks, all y'all! 10k strong for native plants on Twitter! twitter.com/lewisweil/stat… https://t.co/38UQCuY5Ho
Wildflower Center is conducting prescribed burns in natural areas today as part of our land management plan. The Arboretum and adjacent/connected trails will be closed and there may be smoke visible from the area. Thanks to all our fire partners for a safe #rxfire on a hot day! https://t.co/56Ul9LFD4w
From apartment patios to full-scale gardens, anyone can create a play area that offers developmental benefits to the children in their lives. Learn why nature play is so important and how you can set up a space for it @ home or in your community. #naturerx wildflower.org/magazine/nativ…
Shake, rattle & grow! Rattlebush (Sesbania drummondii) is easiest to spot when it's draped w/yellow blooms (June -Sept.), followed by clusters of seed pods (it's a member of the pea fam) which make excellent rattles —hence the common name. Now where’s that maraca emoji? 🤔 #seeds https://t.co/T3zzfoSQBy
RT @beesponsible: Raise your hand if you've been enjoying fresh blueberries this summer! 🖐️ #didyouknow that it's been shown #nativebees he…
Bosses get big bonus points for bringing staff to the Wildflower Center for retreats! And we're always happy to see our @UTAustin fam :) twitter.com/UTexasStudents…
RT @UTexasStudents: Our office team had a great retreat at the @WildflowerCtr! We’re looking forward to welcoming our students back to camp…
Hope you're having a good hair(streak) day! Sweet summer sumac blossoms = happy hour for pollinators like this juniper hairstreak (& the metallic sweat bees you'll see flashing in the background)! Bonus: Sound on for some 🐦 song 🎶 https://t.co/Qt589VKPjx
A flower can be a whole universe of mystery, beauty and microscopic happenings. This Texas bluebell seems to hover in the afternoon light, a celestial terrestrial, floating between the feather grasses. 📷: Eustoma exaltatum ssp. Russellianum in our nursery #nativeplants https://t.co/z6S8R3X1FM
Isn’t the widow skimmer (Libellula lactose) a stunning specimen? This species is found nearly everywhere throughout North America. At the Center, you’ll likely catch them hanging on horsetails near still water features (or occasionally on a car antenna in the parking lot😂)! https://t.co/klTAfietQY
The frilly blooms of Desert willow (Chilopsis linearis) turn out April - Sept. and are frequented by butterflies and hummingbirds. Ornamental and fast-growing, it thrives in sunny spots with well-drained soils. Cold hardy, drought tolerant + good looks — #nativeplants FTW again! https://t.co/7hJxDiztYs
Hats off to the volunteers in the Woodlands (Houston) who are working hard to remove invasive species: “Invasive plants are a concern in our area because of the impact [on] native plants here, which in turn are often used by native animals for food...” chron.com/neighborhood/w…
A beautiful climbing twiner, Alamo vine (Merremia dissecta) prefers sun or part shade and blooms May - Nov., attracting butterflies. It's in the morning glory family, though the flowers tend to open later in the day and close before sunset. #gardeninglife https://t.co/gHT7A7wbY8
If you're into the 'gram, one of our ecological experts talked to us about prescribed burns, including why we burn in summer, how we account for smoke dispersal, what conditions are prime and how we put that fire out. instagram.com/stories/highli…
#SelfCareDay! Whether you're getting some "Me Time" or some "We Time" (with someone special), take a stroll in the gardens, swing under the oaks in the Arboretum or even treat yourself to a membership for a full year of TREE time! selfcareday.com/treetime https://t.co/WZeFczbrAL
#SelfCareDay! Whether you're getting some "Me Time" or some "We Time" (with someone special), take a stroll in the gardens, swing under the oaks in the Arboretum or even treat yourself to a membership for a full year of TREE time! selfcareday.com/treetime
Join us this Sat. to celebrate our founder & Environmental First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. Take a guided tour, get centered with community yoga, watch Mrs. Johnson's home videos, + enjoy Lady Bird story time at Lynda's Library. FREE! #FreeFuninAustin #Do512 wildflower.org/event/lady-bir… https://t.co/3ZEibxZxQW
Join us this Saturday to celebrate our founder and Environmental First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. Take a guided tour, get centered with community yoga, watch Mrs. Johnson's home videos, and enjoy Lady Bird story times at Lynda's Library. #FreeFuninAustin #Do512 https://t.co/YMFBtOXbGI
It's a good day for some good fire! #Landmanagement twitter.com/austinfiredept…
We'll be managing this prescribed burn safely with the help of some friends from @austinfiredept @AustinCityParks @AustinWater @Travis @TCParks @LCRA & MD Anderson. Thanks, everyone, for your hard work and commitment to healthy land management.
Today at the Wildflower Center we're conducting a #prescribedburn in our Savanna Meadow to support a healthy landscape. Fire is a beneficial land management tool for prairie ecosystems, reducing invasive species + boosting biodiversity. Learn why we burn: youtube.com/watch?v=Xg1zht…
Join Leslie this Saturday to learn how to use native plants in your yard or garden no matter what your goals: Hide that ugly AC unit? YES! Create a cute garden border? YES! Privacy? YASS! wildflower.org/event/bet-your… https://t.co/s7HrnSAJLG
RT @beesponsible: Plant with purpose. 🌻💪 Including #nativeflowers that are free of pesticides in your yard helps bees forage safely and mor…
Truth, from our ED's lips to your ears. Proud to be a part of @UTAustin! Current UT students, faculty and staff enjoy free regular admission here all year long. Come take a study break or study up on native plants! twitter.com/TexasBFSA/stat…
Why choose tattoos? Often, to celebrate identity, keep a special memory close and visible, or honor a commitment. So we were not surprised to find so many folks with native plant tats who were willing to talk to Wildflower mag about it! wildflower.org/magazine/nativ… #NationalTattooDay https://t.co/q5BrwH4leY
Come get edgy with our “Bet Your Hedge on Native Plants” class Sat. (9 - 11 a.m., $30). It’s no gamble! Get expert help on meeting your gardening goals and finding/maintaining just the right flora for your borders. wildflower.org/event/bet-your… https://t.co/SV4JLWReZL
As the Botanic Garden of Texas, we’re always happy to see our nine-banded #armadillo friends (Dasypus novemcintus) enjoying abundant food (insects) and habitat at the Center. Like many of our young visitors, these quadruplets (photo 2) seem to be enjoying the Family Garden! https://t.co/96ROCndI2s
Tails on trails, fur + flowers, plants + pups... it's time for DOG DAYS at the Wildflower Center! Join us Saturday with your canine bestie for doga, snowcones, pup pics, adoptions and more! Sunday we will remain open to people + their pooches. More info: wildflower.org/event/dog-days…
Quiz 🌿👀⁉️ Do you recognize this prolific, attractive native plant? It’s low maintenance, shade loving, and decorative throughout most of the year. It establishes and spreads easily and has been used to prevent soil erosion along streams. #plantID https://t.co/OwIb9vDOqN
Enjoy the flowerworks! 📷: Cephalanthus occidentalis https://t.co/CxQbE2UgZ3
There's always love at the Center 💕 Photos: Twin Lens Weddings https://t.co/FoInrCXLIc
Can we just take a minute to collectively appreciate the daily, beautiful gift of shade from a tree? 🌳💛 📷: Live oaks in our Texas Arboretum https://t.co/pRmk224Ytg
You might think spring is the only time for wildflowers, but the blooms keep coming! KVUE visited us to talk about Free Nature Nights (tonight + next Thurs.) and got some great footage of flora, fauna and the Family Garden in the process! youtu.be/95Zhlg_yxO8
We visited our friends on @weareaustin to talk about the upcoming Free Nature Nights: Life on the Prairie (6.20) + Reptiles & Birds of Prey (6.27) along with a VERY special guest! Let @TrevorScottATX, Julie, Dave & Cleopatra show/tell you all about it! cbsaustin.com/features/we-ar…
RT @KeepTexasGreen: Does the fire lane near your building look like this and provide ecological benefits? @DellMedSchool uses #native Buffa…
“To see a world in a Grain of Sand and a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour…” — William Blake from “Augeries of Innocence" 📷: Scarlet muskflower (Nyctaginia capitata) https://t.co/tCohRyvokf
We are so honored receive the @lafoundation Founders' Award for our "commitment not only to sustainable landscape design, conservation, landscape restoration, and healthy ecosystems, but to sharing its accumulated knowledge with everyone from visitors...to design professionals." https://t.co/v6fmtCmuzF
We're doing a little TbT because tonight's FREE Nature Nights: Geology, Fossils & Caves is a great time to learn about the journey of water through rocks and caves in the landscape into the aquifer]! See you tonight from 6-9 p.m. -- it's sure to rock! wildflower.org/events https://t.co/NvA4Xu2tan
Take a behind-the-scenes look at our Insectary where horticulturist Mel K tells us about the craziest caterpillars of the season, teaches us some critter anatomy, and shows off some cool cocoons! youtu.be/ChdK40ZoeyU
Take a behind-the-scenes look at our Insectary where horticulturist Mel K tells us about the craziest caterpillars of the season, teaches us some critter anatomy, and shows off some cool cocoons! youtu.be/ChdK40ZoeyU
Work With Us Wednesday! Know a people person with a passion for plants? Our Guest Services team is hiring! wildflower.org/about/jobs
There are so many of these sweet ⭐️ shaped flowers vining around the Center (and from your reports, Central TX) this season, we couldn't resist giving them just a little more spotlight. Here's a closeup of Matelea reticulata. Have a fancy flower Friday! https://t.co/2m5YMUjuop
Tonight we kick off free family fun in June with Nature Nights! Come explore the ecology of TX and all its fantastic flora and fauna with activities, crafts, walks and talks and fun presentations. Tonight's theme is amazing Arachnids & Insects! 6 - 9 p.m. wildflower.org/event/nature-n…
Throughout the Texas Arboretum little galaxies are blooming, tiny otherworldly green flowers climbing up trees, shrubs, stalks — a celestial treasure for the eyes of the close observer. Pearl milkweed vine really does recall that we are all stardust✨. 📷🌿: Matelea reticulata https://t.co/jZIihFAic4
Aint no conference like a prairie conference! @WildflowerCtr environmental designer John Hart Asher is "killing it" (the presentation, not the prairie), according to our friends at @segrasslands . Let's keep it grassy, y'all! #PrairieCon https://t.co/0Fl9F01TzA
FREE family fun starts this week w/ Nature Nights every Thursday in June, 6 - 9 p.m. at the Wildflower Center! From hawks to rocks, explore critters, plants + ecosystems in Central TX with a new theme each week. First up, Arachnids & Insects! wildflower.org/event/nature-n… @Do512Family
RT @segrasslands: Happy National Prairie Day! Please enjoy this beautiful and informative video about "why prairie matters" from our friend…
Educational + free, this webinar from @PublicGardens about pollinating species and ways to keep them safe is for anyone. Our director of horticulture, Andrea DeLong-Amaya, will be on the panel to answer your questions about native plants for pollinators. publicgardens.org/events/protect… https://t.co/HI4YUjZOfg
Meadow views = Great news — and we got ‘em! Can you name the three main wildflower species in this photo?? https://t.co/G18SVPqNDz
 
 
 
 
 
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