Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
In January, Eco-Urban took a trip to Austin, Texas and visited Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
The Wildflower Center was a short 20 minute ride from downtown Austin. We went on a Saturday and luckily for us there were a several events and talks scheduled for the day and they had something for everyone to participate in.
One of the most interesting things we learned about was the research center. A lovely volunteer from the Wildflower Center gave us a little tour and told us a story about a wildfire that wiped out and devastated tons of native trees one year. Luckily, years prior a park ranger decided to save the seeds of loblolly pine tree also known as "Lost Pines" (not knowing that these seeds could come of use years later). The Wildflower Center has been growing them from seed and getting them ready for replanting. It's such a wonderful initiative to help restore Texas's greenery.
LBJWC is definitely a place we'd like to go back to, especially because it has given us inspiration and more motivation to help restore our own New York landscapes.