— by Cindy Chrisler
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.
Those who participated spent a very enjoyable morning identifying plants in the company of fellow botanical enthusiasts.
Photos by Cindy Chrisler.