Since I was very young, I’ve always enjoyed Nature Nights at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas.
Nature Nights are a great way for families, especially younger kids, to learn about wildlife, plants, and the ecology and ecosystem of Central Texas. On the following Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. this summer, you can listen to presentations, go on hikes, and take part in nature activities and crafts.
2012 Summer Nature Nights Schedule
- June 21: Butterflies
- June 28: Hummingbirds
- July 5: Power of Plants
- July 12: Birds of Prey
- July 19: Bats
- July 26: Snakes
Admission to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is free during Nature Nights. It’s a ton of fun for kids and adults too, and kids under 12 can also get a cool free gift from the center’s store.
Become an Invasive Hunter
I’m bringing the Invasive Hunter Academy to Nature Nights on Thursday, July 5, during the Power of Plants event.
I created the Invasive Hunter Academy as part of Kids’ Day during National Invasive Species Awareness Week (NISAW) at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington D.C. earlier this year.
As part of the academy, I’ll teach you how to spot invasive plants, how to defeat your enemies with your invasive hunter moves, and how to create an action scene to capture your battle with invasives.
Learn more about the Invasive Hunter Academy:
- Invasive Hunter Academy launches during National Invasive Species Awareness Week
- Commander Ben Leads Young Invasive Hunters during National Invasive Species Awareness Week
- USDA Celebrates Commander Ben and His Invasive Hunter Academy
Thank you Ms. Alice Nance, Wildflower Center Education Manager, for inviting me to be part of your wonderful Nature Nights event!
I hope to see you during Nature Nights, and be sure to join me on July 5th to learn how to become an Invasive Hunter!