Dated: April 1 2016

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     It's that time again for  the spread of  bright orange and blue wildflowers in Austin.  These gorgeous wildflowers are not only beautiful but they help conserve water, reduce mowing costs and make a great habitat for birds, butterflies and help in preventing soil erosion.  

If you haven't noticed them yet , just take a walk on a greenbelt, drive by the highway, or visit a farm.  You can also visit the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center. 

The Center conserves plants and native landscapes with 1 million saved native plant seeds.  They have 3000 citizen scientists that work to fight invasive species and 97,000 acres of land restored through Center projects. 

For more information visit wildflower.org or   4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739.

                                                                                                                                                                            Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Center in Austin
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                                                                                                                                                                            Wildflowers I saw on a recent drive along Hog eye road in Manor, Texas
Wild flowers in Manor, Texas

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