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This group is sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas ("NPSOT") to provide information on chapter meetings, events, workshops, plant sales, outings and any other event related to native plants of the San Antonio area. Individuals who are interested in the enjoyment, identification, protection and utilization of native plants are invited to join this group. More information on native plants is on http://www.npsot.org and on our chapter's website http://www.npsot.org/sanantonio .
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Plant Adaptations to Heat & Drought

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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 events purposes include appreciating the beauty of the natural area, observing how nature changes through the seasons, and learning how plants adapt to our very hot and dry conditions.

Common drought and heat tolerant species found in our area will be highlighted. Our presenter will be Jewell Cozort, City of San Antonio Natural Area Office, Park Biologist. Jewell's Bachelor's degree was in Biology and her Master's in Environmental Science, both from UTSA. While her focus was on ecology and nutrient recylling her true love is birding.

Please arrive by 7:45 am SHARP to sign up so we can start at 8:00 am. There will be an introductory presentation in the UEC small classroom covering the concepts of xeric adaptations followed by a short walk through the savanna and sections of nearby trails.

Minors only when accompanied by an adult parent/guardian. Dogs not appropriate because of the indoor presentation. DIFFICULTY: Easy, definitely suitable for families. Flat terrain, slow-paced. The walk will cover less than a mile walk ending back at the Urban Ecology Center about 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 appropriate dress for the day and season. Suggested $3 individual or $5 family donations to the PHP Conservancy to support enhancements to the park. For questions or additional information contact Stan Drezek ([masked]).

Grasses of Phil Hardberger Park (Read WARNING note)

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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 about our native and invasive grasses.

The 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 inflorescences, than is possible earlier in the year as well as see the progress expanding our savanna area.

Please arrive by 7:45 am to sign up for a 8:00 am departure. 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 and a half 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.

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Go Native: Natives for Your Landscape

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