Past Meetup

Grasses of Phil Hardberger Park (Read WARNING note!)

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Every 12 months on the 4th Saturday

Phil Hardberger Park (West)

8400 NW Military Highway · San Antionio, TX

How to find us

This is PHP (West) on NW Military ~0.2 miles SE (toward 410) from Wurzbach Parkway. Enter and go straight after stop sign into Urban Ecology Center parking area. You will find us in the back UEC patio area.

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WARNING: Be sure to wear long pants. Bring water , hat, and use a heavy amount of repellent and sunscreen. We will be walking in the sun, on grassy areas prone to chiggers!

This event's general sponsors are the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy (, the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department's Natural Areas Office, the Alamo Area Master Naturalists (, and the Alamo Group of the Sierra Club. The SA chapter of The Native Plant Society of Texas is a special sponsor. 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 Grasses. Presenter is Floyd Waller whose expertise in grasses is only exceeded by willingness to share his knowledge. This will give you a chance to see more grass and more fully-developed grasses, especially grass inflorescence, than is possible earlier in the year as well as see the progress expanding our savanna area.

Please meet by 8:00 am SHARP to sign up for a 8:10 am beginning. We will mainly be walking in the savanna restoration area and some grassy areas off the Oak Loop Trail. 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 about a one mile walk and last about two hours ending back at the Urban Ecology Center around 10:30 am

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 Stan Drezek [masked]) for additional information or questions.