Bluebonnet Season: Quick, Enjoy Them While They’re Here!

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By Elizabeth McGuire The bluebonnets are here and that means it’s time for the quintessential Texas photo op! Bluebonnets only show their faces for a short time each year, so be sure to catch them before they’re gone. Here’s how to best capture this springtime tradition. 1. Act quickly. There is a small window of time when the bluebonnets peak, …

Migratory Bird Day: How APF Funded Projects Help

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Grant projects over the years have helped improve migratory bird habitats Each year, migratory bird species in Austin fly south for the winter, seeking warmer temperatures. Our very own mascot, the Ruby-throated Hummingbird, is one of the many species that participates. Also included, the famous Mexican Free-tailed bats, which flock from under the Congress bridge. Just like ourselves, these birds …

Project Playback: ACL Grant Helps Austin Wildflower Meadows

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Wildflower meadows help Austin to decrease its carbon footprint, while also creating beautiful open spaces Neighborhood grants in both 2016 and 2017 were awarded to the Wildflower Meadow Group, dedicated to increasing the amount of wildflower land in Austin. In total, $9,950 has been awarded over the two years. From the 2016 grant alone, 4 wildflower meadows were seeded at …