Nature Nights at the Wildflower Center

Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. starting June 19, 2016

For the last five or so years, the Wildflower Center has been teaming up with HEB to provide Nature Nights, a fun explorations of plants, animals, and the ecology of Central Texas.

 Each evening features interactive presentations, hikes with experts in their fields, and nature crafting for kids of all ages.

Summer 2016 Schedule

June 9 - Harnessing Fire
June 16 - Grow!  What do Plants and Animals need to Grow?
June 23 - Pollinate
June 30 - Predators

Admission is free!

The Wildflower Center, founded by Lady Bird Johnson, is devoted to preserving and protecting flowers and plants native to Central Texas.  In its 279 acres, there are trails, gardens, ponds, and an education building for young children.  The center also sponsors many annual events and exhibits.

Our Visit in 2011
We had been wanting to go to wildflower nights for a while, but this was our first time to actually get there!  The theme for this evening was focused on Birds of Prey.  Past nights featured reptiles, bees and wildlife tracking.  

Inside the education building, tables were set up with a variety of activites for children.  There was a booth that taught the sounds of differing owl calls, another that had a large collection of feathers and a third table where you could make your own owl mask.

At 7pm, the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center gave an hour long discussion of birds of prey, and brought along five birds for the spectators to enjoy!

Throughout the night, volunteers from the Audobon society gave tours through the center, with a focus on the habitat of Birds of Prey. 

And of course, the grounds were open for exploration and enjoyment.  While, with the heat and draught, this isn't the prettiest time at the Center, there are still lots of flowers to enjoy!

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