The mission of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is to conserve, restore and create healthy landscapes.
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
Karen, who will lead the Native Plants for Food & Fiber Walk this Saturday, tells us some cool facts about sotol! wildflower.org/event/food-and… https://t.co/edt7QBrZbf
July 16 & 17 we're hosting a 2-day workshop introducing HS teachers to curriculum on invasive species. Transform your HS students into citizen scientists! Some funding for lodging available for out-of-town attendees. Registration only $5 through 6.21. wildflower.org/event/invasive…
Wildflowers & other plants color our landscape + provide food for wildlife, but do you know which ones can also color our fabrics + fill our plates? This Saturday, walk with horticulturist Karen Beaty to learn how to identify, grow & harvest your own. wildflower.org/event/food-and…
We hope everyone is enjoying a Memorial Day full of peace, chill and gratitude! Photo: Alicia Wells https://t.co/cbhhV0Nnv6
Leatherflowers (Clematis) do not have petals. The colored parts of their flowers are the sepals! Sepals are the usually-green, leaf-like part of the plant that protects the bud + supports the flower. The sepals are fleshy; so that pucker keeps its shape & is rubbery to the touch. https://t.co/1n0meNMw8K
Thistle bee a good day! 🐝🌿 Join us 5-8 pm for the penultimate Tuesday Twilights With a Twist, featuring live music from @ryandesiato 🎶 screen printing (BYOTee) by @mindzaicreative 👕 garden tours 🌺 sandwiches from @SaltLickBBQ + a cash bar w/ @TitosVodka 🥃#do512 #atxevents https://t.co/rO0YTR4S5g
In S. TX, the ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a species that has been tremendously affected by habitat loss and is federally endangered. Read more about ocelots and efforts to recover and protect the land and native plants they depend on for survival. bit.ly/leopardusparda… https://t.co/WQ6WwWXznu
At the Wildflower Center we have focused our efforts over the years on several species that are federally listed as endangered or threatened working to rescue, relocate, bank seeds, and monitor populations. Stay tuned to learn more! wildflower.org/project/endang…
It's National #EndangeredSpeciesDay, a time to recognize, learn about and reflect on endangered flora and fauna. We'll be posting articles and resources for you throughout the weekend!
We need to talk about firewheel. Gaillardia pulchella. These wheels are seriously on fire this season, exploding across TX and throughout our Arboretum. We recommend a walk on the Restoration Research Trail to get your firewheel fix, but stay on the path — the fields are lava! https://t.co/wQQ4ANL8H0
#NaturePlay every day! We talked to @RosieNewberry on @Studio512tv about opportunities for children to build, explore, climb, learn and imagine at the Center. What are the benefits of tree cookies, chocolate daisies, giant nests and dirt? Watch and see. kxan.com/video/lady-bir…
#NaturePlay every day! We talked to @RosieNewberry on @Studio512tv about opportunities for children to build, explore, climb, learn and imagine at the Center. What are the benefits of tree cookies, chocolate daisies, giant nests and dirt. kxan.com/video/lady-bir…
Read a review in @sightlinesmag1 of Katy McCarthy's current exhibit in our historic carriage house. McCarthy "uses the journals of a groundbreaking woman botanist to consider a liminal territory between connection and loneliness in the Texas landscape" sightlinesmag.org/katy-mccarthy-…
RT @TPWDparks: Everyone is enjoying this warm weather, including this bull snake. He was trying to convince us that he was venomous rattles…
Not just a garnish! TX prairie parsley (polytaenia texana) is the full-meal deal for important pollinators. It's a larval food source for the beautiful black swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes). Those green-yellow flowers are so cool to view up close or taking shape in the landscape. https://t.co/1Y12wV4lSw
Work where the wildflowers are!Now hiring: development associate We’re seeking a collaborative addition to our team who’s ready to advance their organizational fundraising and administrative skillset at the official State Botanic Garden of Texas. wildflower.org/about/jobs
Wildflowers and architecture. What more is there? twitter.com/OverlandPartne…
Nobody sees salvia like a bee sees salvia. The white stripes on mealy blue sage (Salvia farinacea), called pollen guides or landing strips, are there to direct buzzing buddies straight to the sweet stuff. These late spring bloomers are a nonstop pollinator party thru summer. https://t.co/rOuKJfOmy9
Wildflowers Wildflowers Wildflowers + Art = Your Perfect Weekend austinmonthly.com/AM/Calendar/in…
"My milkweed brings all the monarchs to the yard." -You, after taking our class this Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m.! Learn from our conservation program manager and propagation specialists who will get you going with native milkweeds to power the migration! wildflower.org/event/milkweed… https://t.co/kiBGdqSPGA
This little Bubo virginianus dumpling is six weeks old today! Happy hatchiversary? Those flight feathers are coming on strong and they’re stretching their wings! We expect the solo owlet to become a fledgling in a few days. https://t.co/lBVCQ8xbqU
"My milkweed brings all the monarchs to the yard." -You, after taking our class this Saturday from 1 - 4 p.m.! Learn from our conservation program manager and propagation specialists who will get you going with native milkweeds to power the migration! 17442a.blackbaudhosting.com/17442a/Milkwee…
Thanks + congrats to: @atxoutdoordsn | The Beck Group | @studiodwg_atx | Faye and Walker | @HATCHWorkshop | Minguell-McQuary Architecture + Design w/ @leapstructures and @W2MacFab | Nelsen Partners w/ @American_Const | Blair Patterson | James Edward Talbet | TwoPlus Z w/ @UTSOA
We are excited to announce that 10 new designs have been selected for our next Fortlandia exhibition, coming October of 2019! We can't wait to see how their visions and structures transform the Texas Arboretum into a wonderland of secret hideouts. wildflower.org/pressroom/fort…
It doesn't end with Earth Day: Keep the love going by greening your grocery shopping! Through the 1st week of May, look for @EarthShareTexas tearpads at your local @HEB or @CentralMarket store to support enviro orgs like us w/ $1, $3, $5 #ForThePlanet! https://t.co/mmU2VWIDBC
RT @TPWDparks: “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” -Lady Bird…
We embrace + embody the idea "#EarthDayEveryDay!" Here's something special fort this 4.22: We caught up with 5 young superstars doing great work in their communities to protect, activate, conserve + make a real impact on the future of the natural world. wildflower.org/magazine/peopl…
 
(Sebastian) | @greeningyouth (@Paigetailyn) | @NWF (Kedar) | @Connemara_Allen (Trevor) | @PBSKIDS (Zylia)
A constellation of rain lilies ✨💧#starflowers #natureismagic #rainlily #txwildflowers2019 https://t.co/BUZfdqyiT0
Tonight we’re open ^late^ (‘til 8 p.m.) so you can soak in spring for a bit longer! Meander the trails, see the gardens at magic hour and keep an eye out for special crepuscular delights! 🌿✨📷: Bill J. Boyd https://t.co/FG1MgQaV7m
TONIGHT! Live music, art from @spratx 's @NicolaGell , archival footage of Mrs. Johnson + Wildflowers from @texasarchive, grub for purchase from Burgerlicious, get your polaroid pic in a bluebonnet photo spot and take an audio tour through @TravelStorysGPS ! All here, 5-8 p.m. twitter.com/TitosVodka/sta…
RT @PRBdata: Arrived early to #PAA2019 to soak up the sun and see some #Texas bluebonnets at the @WildflowerCtr before a week of exciting s…
#Austin, we have an #owlet! This is a great opp for #MindfulnessMonday: Respect + Space, plz! Athena has gone from egg-sitter to brooding mama. It's a vulnerable time for her & the owlet(s) as she begins to leave the nest while keeping very close + continuous watch. 📷 Bill Boyd https://t.co/8oRUfd47ih
Las ask: Can you help keep native plants strong and growing in TX? We're in the home stretch of @UTAustin's #UT40for40, so please consider making a one-time gift today. Donate here: bit.ly/2Utv9jQ **Donate by 7 p.m. (CDT) and UT may award us an extra $3k! https://t.co/WNKIregpgZ
RT @angel_about_atx: Looks like this Bevo made it all the way down Mopac to get a view of the wildflowers from the *other* UT tower! #UT40f…
Do you 💚 native plants and learning about them? Fund what you love! Please take a moment today during @UTAustin's #UT40for40 to support the Center. Every bit helps sustain our mission to inspire the conservation of native plants! Donate Here: 40for40.utexas.edu/giving-day/105… https://t.co/bA5P9zrDYu
No April fools — just April flowers! 📷🌿: Great blue flag (Iris virginica) growing poolside in our Courtyard. It can grow 3-6’ tall and bloom in white, pink or blue. Look for it around marshes, wet pinelands, swamps, and wet meadows, and right here at the Center. https://t.co/By9LfNcVkZ
Groceries for good? Yeah! Through April and the 1st week of May, look for the @EarthShareTexas tearpad at your local @HEB or @CentralMarket store to support enviro orgs like us (and many others!) with a simple "tear it off, pay it forward" motion! $1, $3, $5 #ForThePlanet! https://t.co/hc83DfMwzu
There's life beyond bluebonnets!,Let’s look at another blueish beauty native to the lower 48: Wild hyacinth (Camassia scilloides) is a member of the Lily fam and joins the show March-June with lovely lavender/white/blue blooms. This pretty little pile of flowers is a perennial. https://t.co/ffswT2lO4j
The blue ones are Lupinus texensis, Texas bluebonnets. Most regions have their own native wild lupines! The red ones pictured here are Castilleja indivisa, Texas Indian paintbrush. twitter.com/introvertee/st…
With wide open spaces come wide open possibilities. Here and now, dreams bloom like wildflowers. 📷: @alitexas_ https://t.co/xvd2DJzGqA
Hello spring! #Wildflowers are steadily unfurling, sprinkling uplifting pops of color over #Texas landscapes, and it's a joy to behold. May you carry that hopeful, flowering in your heart all season (and beyond)! https://t.co/N2xd5wk96c
Tues is the new Fri! We're making more hours for flowers, staying open til 8 p.m. for Tuesday Twilights thru May 28. On select Tues, we'll add a "Twist," featuring custom cocktails by @TitosVodka . Join for spring wildflowers, a cash bar, activities & art. wildflower.org/event/tuesday-…
Join us every Tuesday through May 28 at @WildflowerCtr! Explore the garden and celebrate wildflower season while enjoying a #TitosHandmadeVodka cocktail. 🌸 wildflower.org/event/tuesday-… https://t.co/vS4meTNOsX
 
Two Tuesdays per month ;)
Thanks for featuring our twice-weekly drop-in preschool program in your Mommy & Me Guide for #AustinTX, @AustinMomsBlog ! austin.citymomsblog.com/2019/03/13/ult…
One of the most beautiful and fleeting events of the season is happening right now in (and around) our insectary. Cecropia #silkmoths are beginning to emerge! Come pay a visit to see these giants perform their gentle wing-flapping ballet. 📷s by Center horticulturist Mel K. https://t.co/pYdaG7mhVr
If you're in Instagram and don't ant to miss all these #texas #wildflowers, follow our account, Texas Wildflower Watch, pronto! Tag your own current TX wildflower photos with #TXwildflowers2019 and be sure to geotag or state the location. FOLLOW HERE: instagram.com/texaswildflowe… https://t.co/pHGA0qHqHL
Why are the oaks so confused about the season? Isn’t FALL long behind us? Well, our native live oaks just happen to cast off their dead leaves as new ones bud out during spring. Shortly after old leaves drop, new leaves come in and it all begins again. Say "hi, little buds!" https://t.co/0FHOkUViUk
"...My memory of her is one of shiny, black, Texas-big hair and a kind voice. She would walk me and other students through the grasses... taught us how to look at the land, how to notice the life it holds, and how to call each thing by its proper name." wildflower.org/magazine/lands…
🎶Why do birds suddenly appear | every time spring is near? | Just like bees, they long to be | close to food...🎶 Anyone else noticing more music in the air since the winter cleanup crews arrived? 📷: Robin, cedar waxwing, Carolina wren all by Bill J Boyd https://t.co/wpx33vNWtm
For #InternationalWomensDay here's a piece from Wildflower about the remarkable #BeatrixPotter: "...as a woman and an “amateur mycologist,” Potter had a difficult time presenting her research in the male-dominated world of science..." wildflower.org/magazine/peopl…
Prefer to listen to your news? Another great wildflower discussion on @KUT 's @Texas @TexasStandard with our director of horticulture, Andrea DeLong-Amaya: kut.org/post/winter-co…
This is a great Texas Wildflower piece in the @statesman to read just as the weather is warming up! Note, our tours are every day at 10 a.m. 🌼yourstephenvilletx.com/entertainmentl…
Blue skies and pink buds at the intersection of winter and spring in Texas. #redbud https://t.co/bJ4LWMbvnP
(2/2) Hiring: Seasonal Admissions Assistant | Summer Camp Counselor | Birthday Attendant/Educator wildflower.org/about/jobs
(1/2) We’re looking for people persons with a passion for plants! If seeing families in nature makes you smile and you’re looking for a great team to join, check out our listings at wildflower.org/about/jobs 📷: Angelica Norton of @openenvelopestudio (open positions in 2/2) https://t.co/fb7xAtumMI
It's hard to see into the future of flowers, especially when they're wild! But our director of horticulture has her eyes on the horizon as spring approaches. Read our 2019 Central Texas Wildflower Forecast to see what blooms may come! wildflower.org/pressroom/2019… https://t.co/9LvEZaNFaU
Wondering what’s up with the wildflowers? Well, Carolina jessamine (Gelsemium sempervirens) is up, down and all around, climbing walls and our seed silo! These colorful vines are just vamping for the full Wildflower Forecast, which we’ll post tomorrow! https://t.co/5LttUplEm7
Our new Seasonal Guide features art from the amazing @samnpeters -- learn your lizards! twitter.com/samnpeters/sta…
Spring is creeping in ... and how sweet it is! 📷: Coral honeysuckle vine (Lonicera sempervirens) https://t.co/LdM9y9foNT
Got a red sticker? Get some rad specials! It’s member appreciation month and that means everything from special guests to free yoga, exclusive tours + more. See the full list of perks for Member Appreciation Month wildflower.org/members THANK YOU! (photo @ emilymerce via Insta) https://t.co/Auhxp6yDym
We're open today! (And it's the last week for #Fortlandia, so come on out!) https://t.co/whlmTpwCL5
Year-round resident in our gardens and our hearts, cardinal, you must be the reason red is the color of love. Brown-eyed serenader, your song takes us on a flight of fancy through fields of flowers, your chirps have us all atwitter, your pure tones sweet as a spring breeze. https://t.co/DYNprurq3Y
RT @afp_austin: Blackbaud is pleased to recognize the Lady Bird Johnson @WildflowerCtr as their 2019 Philanthropy Day Table Honoree! #PDay2…
Echinacea, you could heal a broken heart w/perfect pink petals, blooming through gloom or dancing in sunlight. Oh faithful perennial, your fuchsia rays brighten all our days — you are our cup of tea — you make it all OK. Coneflower, you can hog our hedge + our hearts 4ever 🦔💜. https://t.co/Ckaa2LNhJU
RT @UTAustin: @gregfenves Happy #ValentinesDay , @gregfenves! https://t.co/cWr2nQCHrd
We have a lot of love for all the Longhorns around the world 🤘 Reply to this tweet for a special #ValentinesDay treat
 
 
Hey, @UTAustin, we love you so mulch! (Esp. you, @UTSOA) https://t.co/j4jTYJ7e7H
 
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Bald is beautiful. It’s been proven by everyone from Sinead and Natalie to Jean-Luc Picard. And we are crushing hard on Taxodium distichum, aka bald cypress, a uniquely deciduous conifer. Bald cypress certainly keeps our eternal flame burning, our heartwood strong and faithful. https://t.co/g1HfNBBHbu
Little purple bouquet, Glandularia bipinnatifida, you are a tiny planet where beauty rules in violet hues & nectar flows — a sweet oasis on the grasslands. Your opposite leaves sure do attract & the monarchs agree that your scent is all that. Oh, won’t you verBEna our valentine? https://t.co/rBP6TiYpuj
We're celebrating our love of nature with valentines to #nativeplants! Today: Fronds W/ Benefits Oh maidenhair fern, we’re so attached to you (and you’re so attached to that rock). How lush a ground cover, how cool you are in the shade. The deer can resist you, but we can’t. https://t.co/3qHAiz9DA6
In Austin, an invasive species is hitting residents where they'll notice -- right in the nose. Zebra muscles have been identified as the likely cause of Austin's smelly water problem first noted yesterday. @AustinWater says this may be the new normal. texasinvasives.org/zebramussels/
Elbow bush (Forestiera pubescens) has been spotted (right on track) flashing its bright, petal-less flowers. Also called “spring herald,” we take this sighting as a sign of what’s to come — soon! Maybe you listen to groundhogs, but we tune in to native plants #SpringIsComing https://t.co/qWFB2tSFcY
RT @UTStaffCouncil: Did you know that all UT Staff can visit the @WildflowerCtr for free? They also sell family memberships, just in case y…
 
 
 
 
 
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