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.


Solarization used to Combat Invasives

Solarization used to Combat Invasives

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.

Can I eat the berries?

Can I eat the berries?

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.

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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