Please join us for the official Spring Creek Forest Trout Lily walk sponsored by the city of Garland. The walks will be led by Tom Frey, city landscape architect and asst. Parks Director.
2 Tours Led by Tour Guide
- 10 AM
Both walks are generally well attended. Due to the sunshine expect there to be an above average size crowd, numbering about 30 people. This is a public event.
Tom Frey, Landscape Architect for the Garland Parks and Recreation Department, leads participants through Spring Creek Forest to see the Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum), one of our earliest spring wildflowers to appear in rich woods and slopes. Its natural habitat is found on gentle slopes in bottom land hardwood forests. The flowering period is only two to four weeks and its above-ground life cycle for this bulb is completed in about 10 weeks. The leaf patterns resemble the skin of brook and rainbow trout and the flower is a beautiful white with occasional lavender or blue. Tom presents a fascinating account of the history of Spring Creek including forest ecology, how early cultures used the forest, and visions of its future.