News Category: native-plants

Nature on the Forty Acres

June 27, 2019

Photographer Marsha Miller captures stunning images of the Forty Acres of the countless green spaces providing sanctuary to native and adapted species, from red-eared sliders in the turtle pond and water fowl in Waller Creek, to our resident falcon perched above us all.

What's in a Name? Texas Flowers

May 30, 2019

Dr. David Hillis, Director of UT Austin's Biodiversity Center, writes about the often fascinating, and sometimes humorous, stories behind the scientific names of Texan flowers. 

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.

Case Study: Using Plants to Stabilize UT’s Hills

Jan. 30, 2019

UT Austin's Landscape Services is solving erosion issues on campus with plants, straw and gravel.

Beautifying Campus with Native Plants

Jan. 10, 2019

The Landscape Services has done it again: given a tired and highly visible part of campus a refresh by adding native plants.

Going Organic: Making UT the Greenest Landscape in Austin

Aug. 21, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin’s main campus grounds are now nearly 100% organic. This makes the 431 acres the largest organic landscaping in the Texas capitol, providing visible ecosystem benefits and saving money.

Seeing Campus on Summer Days

July 17, 2018

As you walk through campus, there is so much natural beauty to explore.

In the News: Adding Beauty and Ecosystem Services to Campus

April 19, 2018

A team of 79 landscaping staff beautify campus as well as maintain and improve ecosystem services with native plants.

2018 Wildflower Season Forecast

March 13, 2018

 The 2018 spring wildflower season is on track to be typical in many parts of Texas, say experts at The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Take a Hike to Discover How UT is Green

March 7, 2018

The new Bleed Orange, Live Green Walking Tour—available online at—is a self-guided introduction to all things sustainable at The University of Texas at Austin.