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Solarization used to Combat Invasives

Solarization used to Combat Invasives

You may have noticed plastic tarps on the ground in the West side of the park in the grassy drainage channel near the parking lots. These have been put down as part of a project that aims to control invasive grass species in and around the park’s native grasslands.

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Can I eat the berries?

Can I eat the berries?

Have you ever noticed these blue-purple berries on cedar trees (also known as Ashe junipers) around the park? Although small, they play a huge role in the park’s ecosystem and greater surrounding area.

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PHP West Savanna Offers Surprises to Bird Survey Group

PHP West Savanna Offers Surprises to Bird Survey Group

The Birds of Bexar County Seasonal Field Checklist has 31 species of native sparrows in the Emberizidae family. Of those, nine species are listed as being “common” in Bexar County in the winter.

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Have Fun (and be careful!)

Have Fun (and be careful!)

In south Texas most of us take advantage of the longer mornings and evenings for our outdoor activities. When you are out there, there are a few critters that should be avoided.

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Savanna Restoration Research (Phase II)

Savanna Restoration Research (Phase II)

In 2009, a massive savanna restoration project began. The vision: to create a unique ecosystem, in the heart of San Antonio. 

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Native Plants Go the Extra Yard

Native Plants Go the Extra Yard

While there is a positive movement towards the use of adapted and low-water use plants in our San Antonio landscapes, there are even more benefits to planting natives.

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Birdwatching in Hardberger Park

Birdwatching in Hardberger Park

Avid birdwatcher, Lora Reynolds, shares the common and rare bird-sightings she's experienced at Hardberger Park.

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Rare Orchid Found in PHP

Rare Orchid Found in PHP

The month of May brought about a rare and wonderful sight at Hardberger Park--a terrestrial orchid, the crested coralroot (Hexalectris spicata).

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Bug Blog

Molly Keck, Texas AgriLife's board certified entomologist, gives us a glimpse into the wonderful world of South Texas insects!

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Walk Through Time on the Geology Trail

Walking around Phil Hardberger Park and the Geology Trail located within it, an interesting juxtaposition of geologic time can be noticed. Read more about it here!

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Your 2013 Resolution: Park it Daily

Getting back into the groove of everyday life (and your pants) can get a little tough after the holidays. Phil Hardberger Park’s trails offer an easy, free alternative to joining a gym.

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Fall Blooms at Phil Hardberger Park

This fall has brought a steady wave of beautiful butterflies to Hardberger Park. Everything from the brilliant zebra heliconian to the ubiquitous common mestra and the ever faithful monarch can be seen at the park.

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Returning to its roots: the restoration of grassland savanna

Returning to its roots: the restoration of grassland savanna

The ecological restoration of Phil Hardberger Park presents a remarkable opportunity to recreate and preserve a representative sample of our natural heritage.

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Phil Hardberger Park
West Entrance
8400 NW Military Hwy., San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 207-3284
East Entrance
13203 Blanco Road, San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 207-3284

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