Friday, April 20, 2012

Events at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center!

Just found out about these cool events at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.  I can't attend the in person meetings (wish I could!), but I do plan on signing up for the webinar.

Even if you can't attend the classes, please visit the Wildflower Center in person.  You won't be  disappointed, and I guarantee you'll come away inspired!

Starts April 21st- Flora and Fauna of Central Texas Certificate Series
Go wild with our new series focusing on the natural history of Central Texas wildlife and plants. The first of eight Saturday classes starts April 21st. Explore the history of early Texas naturalists, understand the basics of our local ecology and geology and study native plants through hands-on, field based botany.

In the second part of the series you will learn all about the life histories of birds, mammals, reptiles/amphibians and insects including basic identification, taxonomy, common species, local species of concern and related conservation issues. The fauna classes include an on-site field portion when possible. This exciting new series is perfect for budding naturalists and those seeking more knowledge in plant and animal field studies. Classes can also be taken individually and are all held at the Wildflower Center in Austin, TX.

10% discount for members. Sign up for all courses in the series and receive an additional 10% discount when you register. For more information and to register visit

April 30th- Urban Lawns & Meadows Webinar with Dr. Mark Simmons
Dr. Mark Simmons is a restoration ecologist and the director of the Wildflower's Center Ecosystem Design Group. Join Dr. Simmons for a one hour live webinar on Urban Lawns and Meadows and learn how to regenerate ecology in our cities. Creating sustainable lawns and prairies is a going to be an important component of the cities of the future.

To participate, you only need a high-speed internet connection and to register and pay $25 for non-members and $15 for members. To register and for more information visit

Happy trails!

bobbi c.

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