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.
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.
Most park naturalists in general are tasked with developing and conducting interpretive programs for either local, state, or national parks.
Hardberger Park is an important stop for migratory birds. We have seen some unusual migrants in the park…
The answer to the question relates to soil types, depth, moisture, and soil disturbance.
It is the Park Naturalist job to make sure that native plant communities are maintained and not compromised by exotic invasive plants and that any wildlife issues are dealt with in a timely, humane manner.
The most unusual thing I have found in the park was the golden-cheeked warbler in spring 2012.