Written on 2018-09-12
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.
Written on 2018-08-10
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.
Written on 2016-03-18
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.
Written on 2015-07-27
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.
Written on 2015-05-29
In 2009, a massive savanna restoration project began. The vision: to create a unique ecosystem, in the heart of San Antonio.
Written on 2015-04-07
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.
Written on 2013-06-10
Avid birdwatcher, Lora Reynolds, shares the common and rare bird-sightings she's experienced at Hardberger Park.
Written on 2013-06-04
The month of May brought about a rare and wonderful sight at Hardberger Park--a terrestrial orchid, the crested coralroot (Hexalectris spicata).
Written on 2013-04-18
Molly Keck, Texas AgriLife's board certified entomologist, gives us a glimpse into the wonderful world of South Texas insects!
Written on 2013-01-17
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!
Written on 2013-01-02
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.
Written on 2012-11-01
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.
Written on 2012-03-25
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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