Field Trip Report: Phil Hardberger Park

— by Cindy Chrisler

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The April Field Trip took chapter members to San Antonio, where we were treated to a guided hike in Phil Hardberger Park.  The park is perhaps most famous for its award-winning land bridge for pedestrian and wildlife traffic over Werzbach Parkway, a multilane road in northern San Antonio. 

We met Education Coordinator David Jimenez at the outdoor classroom and took a leisurely walk on one of the many improved trails through the park that led to the land bridge.  The bridge itself is planted with native plants that were blooming prolifically, attracting pollinators as well as providing a beautiful setting for a stroll. Interesting plants featured in the park included cacti growing in the canopy of an oak tree and plateau milkvine, which we could identify although it was not blooming. 

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Those who participated spent a very enjoyable morning identifying plants in the company of fellow botanical enthusiasts. 

Photos by Cindy Chrisler.

Field Trip Reminder: Phil Hardberger Park on April 29! RSVP by April 27.

April’s field trip heads to Phil Hardberger Park in San Antonio on Saturday, April 29, from 10am to 12pm, for a guided tour. Arrive at 9:45am so we can start the tour at 10:00 sharp. We’ll meet at the Salado Outdoor Classroom building at 13203 Blanco Rd, San Antonio TX, 78216.

Free and open to the public. Carpooling is highly encouraged as parking is limited. Wear clothing appropriate for the weather, especially comfortable walking shoes. Be prepared for sun by wearing sunscreen and a hat.

Please RSVP at this link by April 27 so we have a head count for the tour. See the announcement post published April 3, 2023, for more details

If you have a question before you RSVP, let us know by email or contact form. See Contact Us.