Articles in Category: Ask a Park Naturalist

Our park naturalists have the answers. We encourage friends of Hardberger Park to ask questions about plants, trails, restoration or wildlife in PHP.

Is it okay to feed the deer in the park?

The rules of Phil Hardberger Park prohibit feeding deer or any other wild animals in the park. More importantly, feeding wild animals is not a good idea. It causes animals to lose their natural fear of humans, which can put the animal’s life and well-being in danger.

Are there burrowing owls in the park?

There are not burrowing owls within Hardberger Park, because the park lacks the right habitat. Burrowing owls like more open land with short grasses…

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Phil Hardberger Park West
8400 NW Military Hwy., 78231

Phil Hardberger Park East
13203 Blanco Road, 78216


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