This event is jointly sponsored by the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy, the Alamo Area Master Naturalists, the Native Plant Society of Texas--SA chapter, 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. Our main presenter for this walk with be Mary Irish ( see http://www.maryirish.com/ ) author of numerous books who worked for 11 years at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. She will explain how plants especially some of those found in Phil Hardberger Park adapt to very low water conditions to survive and thrive.
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 Gary [masked]) or Nancy [masked]) Rogers for additional information or questions.