News Category: lady-bird-johnson-wildflower-center

Mitigating Wildfires at McDonald Observatory

May 21, 2021

The McDonald Observatory (MCD) is located on approximately 400 acres in the Davis Mountains of Southwest Texas where significant wildland fires have taken place on adjacent lands. MCD has not yet experienced a major wildland fire on its campus, and the College of Natural Sciences, which has project authority for wildland fire mitigation, is collaborating with FAS Fire Prevention Services (FPS) and other partners to keep it that way.

Tips for Connecting with Nature During Coronavirus

April 21, 2020

Connecting with nature is a great way to relax and focus on something nourishing during the coronavirus pandemic, and Sara Robberson Lentz has put together a few tips.

Electronic Paper Trail: Saving Trees and Averting Crises

Oct. 7, 2019

Electronic paper routing and signing has saved millions of pages of paper at UT Austin--as well as saved money, reduced stress and streamlined processes.

Breaking Ground on Blackland Prairie

Feb. 1, 2019

The Half-Pint Urban Prairie Project broke ground on a new Blackland priarie near the Student Services Building on campus. The project is funded by Green Fund and and is in coordination with Landscape Services.

Designing a Landscape for McDonald Observatory

Sept. 12, 2018

Green Fund is sparking innovative landscape design around McDonald Observatory, thanks the collaboration and reasearch of Jason Sowell and Matt O'Toole.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Designated Texas State Botanic Garden and Arboretum

June 13, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center has received honorary designation from the Texas Legislature as the state botanic garden and arboretum, recognizing the critical role the Wildflower Center plays in conserving the native plants and landscapes of Texas.

Save the Monarchs: Laura Bush Asks for Help Saving the State Insect of Texas

May 31, 2017

Former first lady and UT Austin alumna Laura Bush gave a keynote address on monarch butterflies—and the need for their conservation—at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

The Wildflower Center: As Green As It Gets

April 3, 2017

Amy McCullough, managing editor of the magazine from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower, discusses native plants, exploring the environment, and much more.

Putting Up a Wall Creates Positive Change

Oct. 10, 2016

A new Living Wall, the dream of environmental desinger Michelle Bright, was recently completed at UT Austin on the side of Goldsmith Hall.

The Green Goes Up

Sept. 1, 2016

From the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a feature on roof gardens and native plants in central Texas.