Texas Wildflower Day

A butterfly on a yellow flower
Photo by Ann Davis

In 1980, Texas Woman's University was designated as the location for the annual celebration of Texas Wildflower Day, 

TWU adjunct instructor Carroll Abbott, who is also a wildflower preservationist and lobbyist and founder of the Native Plant Society of Texas, joined former TWU president Mary Evelyn Blagg Huey in lobbying the Texas legislature in the late 1970s to have the fourth Saturday in April designated as Texas Wildflower Day.

The Dr. Bettye Myers Butterfly Garden is the site of each year's celebration, as well as the Ann Stuart Science Center.

“The Texas Woman's University recognizes that the beauty of its native plants has enriched the history of our State and the lives of its people," Blagg Huey said in 1980. "Thus, it has a strong commitment to the conservation, dissemination and appreciation of our state's wildflowers. From this commitment, strong advocacy developed within the University community to support the statutory designation of a State Wildflower Day.”

Events include exhibits, lectures, photo contests, guided tours of the Butterfly Garden, and watercolor painting.

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