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Soils & Plant Life

This event is jointly sponsored by the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, the Alamo Area Master Naturalists, and the Sierra Club. The purposes include appreciating the beauty of the natural area, observing how nature changes through the seasons, and learning on the topical focus of each walk which in this case is presented by Randy Killian-Smith an accomplished Earth Science teacher and teacher trainer.  This will give you a chance to understand soil, its relationship to geology (rocks), and, most importantly, the effect of soil on resulting plant communities.

Please meet by 8:00am SHARP to sign up for a 8:10am departure. We will walk along the Savanna Loop Trail NW thru the savanna restoration area, continue via the Oak Loop Connector to the Oak Loop Trail, and walk the loop and back.  There will be brief explanations at the start and along the way with ample time for participant questions.

Minors only when accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. Dogs allowed if leashed and socialized. DIFFICULTY: Easy, definitely suitable for families. Flat terrain, slow-paced. This will only be a 1.5 mile walk and last about two hours ending back at the Urban Ecology Center around 10:15am

The trail is a natural surface so be sure to wear sturdy shoes and, dependent on the weather, bring water, sun protection, and dress appropriate for the day and season. Suggested $3 individual or $5 family donations to the PHP Conservancy to support enhancements to the park.

Contact Wendy Drezek [masked]) for additional information or questions.

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  • Gay W.

    It was great. He was loud enough to hear even at the back; however I could not hear Mrs. Drezek's comments about the plants.

    January 27, 2014

  • betsy

    Fascinating - learned a lot

    January 26, 2014

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