Articles in Category: Life At The Park

From the names of blooms along our trails to news of the most recent bird-sightings, find updates on life at the park here.


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.

Have Fun (and be careful!)

Have Fun (and be careful!)

In south Texas most of us take advantage of the longer mornings and evenings for our outdoor activities. When you are out there, there are a few critters that should be avoided.

Native Plants Go the Extra Yard

Native Plants Go the Extra Yard

While there is a positive movement towards the use of adapted and low-water use plants in our San Antonio landscapes, there are even more benefits to planting natives.

Rare Orchid Found in PHP

Rare Orchid Found in PHP

The month of May brought about a rare and wonderful sight at Hardberger Park--a terrestrial orchid, the crested coralroot (Hexalectris spicata).

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.

Bug Blog

Bug Blog

Molly Keck, Texas AgriLife's board certified entomologist, gives us a glimpse into the wonderful world of South Texas insects!

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