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The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

Do you want to know more about the Native Plants in NW Bexar County?  If so, please join us on Saturday October 22nd from 9 AM until 11:30AM for a fairly easy hike (about 1.5 miles round trip) over gentle terrain. We will discuss how local geology has contributed to the extensive biodiversity across the region and how the resulting plant life encouraged Native Americans and European settlers to live here.  We will explore up to 30 native Texas plants (season dependent) and discuss how they support favorable habitats. Open to all ages, minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

No reservations required; no pets please.  Meet at the Visitors Center by the rainwater harvesting tower.

Dress for hiking outdoors; sunscreen and hat recommended. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for rough trails; bring two liters of water PER PERSON and a snack. Check trail conditions by going to the GCSNA twitter feed, or the GCSNA Facebook Page.

Though the hike is free, entrance fees to the Natural Area do apply. Plan to arrive early as mornings can be very busy. The Natural Area front gates open at 7:00AM; plan to be at the Visitor Center and ready to go no later than 8:45AM; the hike starts promptly at 9:00AM

To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please reserve and PRINT OUT your Day Pass by going to: https://texasstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/government-canyon-state-natural-area/r/deDetails.do?contractCode=TX&parkId=1200058

This program is weather-dependent and subject to cancellation.