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The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

9:00a to 11:30a
Sat, August 17, 2024
Lisa Cole
(210) 688-9055, x2010

Take a plant walk to discover the diverse native wildflowers, trees, and shrubs of Bexar County.

Do you want to know more about the Native Plants in NW Bexar County? If so, please join us 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. 

Who Is Invited:

Open to all ages. Minors must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. No pets please.

This is a public program intended for individuals or families. If you would like to bring a group for a program at Government Canyon, please contact the Park Interpreter at to schedule at a different time. 

Where to Meet:

Meet at the Rock Garden beside the Visitor Center. 

How to Prepare:

Registration is NOT required for this hike. Though the hike is free, all Natural Area entrance fees apply. On busy days, it can take awhile to move through the line at the entrance. Please arrive early. To save time at the Fee Booth on crowded days and ensure entrance, please pre-purchase and PRINT OUT a Day Pass. Day passes can be reserved up to one month ahead of your planned visit.

Dress for hiking outdoors; comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bug spray and a hat are recommended. Bring at least 1 liter of water per person.

If ADA assistance is required, please request modifications using this form, or email at least 2 weeks in advance.


This program is weather-dependent and subject to cancellation. Check trail conditions by calling GCSNA's main office at (210) 688-9055, or go to GCSNA’s website, Instagram, or Facebook page.

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