Thanks to a dedicated group of students, the University of Texas at Austin is now certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, designed to marshal the strengths of educational campuses for the benefit of pollinators. UT Austin joins many other cities and campuses across the country united in improving their landscapes for pollinators.
The Northern Mockingbird is probably one of the easiest birds to identify, if not by their bold maneuvers to protect their territory, then certainly by their characteristic song. Learn more in this blog from The Biodiversity Center.
An invasive South American moth (Cactoblastis cactorum) could decimate prickly pear cacti across Texas according to Dr. Larry Gilbert, a professor of integrative biology, who plans to introduce a natural predator of the cactus moth to control the spread.
UT Austin's Biodiversity Center supported the development of the Creek Monster Habitat by Texas Appl;ied Arts students and faculty by allowing Texas Applied Arts students to collect materials for nest construction, or invasive plants, from the Brackenridge Field Laboratory.