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Native Plant Walks
December 14, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with Master Naturalists. Learn about how native plants conserve water, adapt to their environment, work in landscapes, and what their growing requirements are. On this walk you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. In the East Texas Pineywoods, visitors find pines, sweetgum, sassafras, and other acidic soil loving woodland species. The Hill Country area features live oaks, juniper, Texas mountain laurel, Eve’s necklace, Blanco crabapple, possumhaw, hop-tree, Uvalde maples, and other limestone tolerant plants. In the South Texas region, dryland trees and thorny brush such as torchwood, Mexican olive, mesquite, Texas ebony, and huisaache thrive.
Meet behind the Admissions kiosk. Tour leaves at 10 am. The walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.
Color codes for the calendar are as follows:
- Orange: These are events for BCMG members only.
- Blue: These are public events for which BCMG members can also receive CEU credit.
- Green: These are events that are open to the general public.