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.

What does a Park Naturalist do?

Most park naturalists in general are tasked with developing and conducting interpretive programs for either local, state, or national parks. 

Why does Hardberger Park have a Park Naturalist?

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.

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8400 NW Military Hwy., 78231

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13203 Blanco Road, 78216

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