University of Texas at Austin Ecologist Licenses Resource-Saving Turfgrass to Bladerunner Farms to Develop Sod
A mixture of native grasses that requires less maintenance to produce a lush lawn than a traditional turfgrass used in the South has been developed by The University of Texas at Austin Wildflower Center and licensed to a sod producer.
Eight organizations supporting the conservation of federally endangered species have been awarded grants totaling $637,858 distributed by The University of Texas at Austin’s Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. The one-year Endangered Species Conservation Grants are to conduct conservation research or set aside habitat to assist the recovery of Texas’ black-capped vireo, golden-cheeked warbler, Navasota ladies’ tresses, Texas prairie dawn and Tobusch fishhook cactus.
Luci Baines Johnson and Ian Turpin have donated $1 million to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin for a family garden bearing their name.
For planning purposes only. All information is embargoed until 9:30 a.m. (CT), Wednesday, April 25. Philanthropist Luci Baines Johnson and University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will announce a significant donation to the university's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Wednesday, April 25, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 212 of the Main Building on The University of… » Continue Reading
Recent Texas rains benefit spring wildflowers, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center botanist reports.
The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has announced the first three projects to be certified by the nation’s most comprehensive system for rating the sustainable design, construction and maintenance of built landscapes.
What: A remembrance ceremony and tree planting will be held at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin to honor firefighters who died fighting Texas wildfires in 2011. Free Wildflower Center admission applies that morning. When: 10: a.m.- noon, Saturday, Sept. 10. The families of two fallen Texas firefighters… » Continue Reading
A dedication ceremony of the Mollie Steves Zachry Texas Arboretum will be held Saturday, May 30 by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin.
A lawn of native grasses beats a traditional lawn grass for lushness, weed resistance, according to an ecologist from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin.
Earth Day will be celebrated on Friday, April 22. Faculty experts from The University of Texas at Austin are available to discuss their research on topics ranging from the building of sustainable communities to plant ecology and environmental policies.