What's Growing On? In the Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park: Friendly Critters!

Learn more about Robert Favela.
Robert Favela
Director, Facility Operations
George W. Bush Presidential Center

In this episode of What’s Growing On? In the Laura W. Bush Native Texas Park, Robert Favela, master naturalist and Director of Facility Operations at the Bush Center, says hello to some friendly critters and shows us the flowers that are in full bloom.

The Texas bluebonnets are starting to fade away, but if you look closely, you can find the seeds developing at the bottom of the flower. The seeds are important because the wildflower meadow will reseed itself into the summer, just in time for autumn.

With their vibrant colors, the monarch butterflies can be seen resting and flying in the flowers located by the Monarch Wrangler Texas by Nature sign. They are quite beautiful!

Alongside the butterflies, two types of bees can be seen pollinating flowers: honeybees and bumblebees. Robert points out two hives that are home to hundreds of honeybees. The hives are near a large section of beautiful salvia plants: the mealy-blue sage and the augusta duelberg.

Explore nature’s best and learn more about this urban oasis and the guided tours that are available for free every Saturday at 10 a.m. through June 1.