Nature Walk: Grasses of Phil Hardberger Park
Learn about native grasses and see the progress in the expansion of the park's savanna. Take advantage of the season, which offers a chance to see more grass and more fully-developed grasses, especially inflorescences, than is possible earlier in the year. Floyd Waller, whose expertise in grasses is only exceeded by his willingness to share his knowledge, leads this walk.
This walk goes through the savanna restoration area and some grassy areas off the Oak Loop Trail. There will be brief explanations at the start and along the way with ample time for participant questions.
Nature Walks are jointly sponsored by the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, the Alamo Area Master Naturalists, and the Sierra Club.
The walks follow the same trails through the park each month, but change the focus of the walk. Walkers learn from experts and see the changing beauty of the natural area through the seasons. Minors are welcomed when accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. Dogs are allowed if leashed and socialized. The trail is flat, with a natural surface. These 1.5 mile walks are slow-paced and suitable for families. Each lasts about two hours, ending back at the PHP UEC around 10:15 a.m.
Walkers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes, to bring water and sun protection, and to dress appropriately for the weather. Because this walk goes through areas with tall grass, walkers are encouraged to wear long pants to protect from chiggers.
Registration is not required. A donation to the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy of $3 per individual or $5 per family is suggested.
Call the PHP Conservancy office for more information: 210-226-8339.
|Starts||Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 8:00 am|
|Ends||Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 10:00 am|
|Location||Urban Ecology Center at Phil Hardberger Park (PHP West)|