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In order to diversify the wildflowers at the Butler Trail, we seed wildflowers. These Central Texas native plants remind us of our area’s rich natural heritage. They conserve water, survive without fertilizers and pesticides, save energy by requiring little maintenance, and provide habitat for birds, butterflies and other wildlife.  Plus, they simply are beautiful!

Enjoy the blooms and remember the lasting legacy that Lady Bird Johnson left to those who appreciate the beauty and resilience of nature.

Our most recent wildflower seeding of the Butterfly Retreat Mix in September 2013 was done by 100 kids and their parents as part Whole Foods Whole Kids Global Day of Service. Next spring, when you see the new colorful flowers along the north side of the Trail west of Lamar, think about the enthusiastic children stomping in the seeds and learning to appreciate nature.