The Wonder of Texas' Native Plants

sun14may9:00 amsun11:30 amThe Wonder of Texas' Native PlantsHike Gentle Terrain and Learn about Native Plants

Event Details

Do you want to know more about the Native Plants in NW Bexar County? Join Friends of Government Canyon for a fairly easy hike (about 1.5 miles round trip) over gentle terrain. They 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. They will also 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 pets, please.

While registration is NOT required for this hike, all Natural Area entry fees apply. To ensure entrance and save time at the Fee Booth, please pre-purchase and PRINT OUT a Day Pass.

This hike is weather dependent and subject to cancellation. Check trail conditions by going to the GCSNA Twitter feed or the Government Canyon State Natural Area Facebook page.

Arrive no later than 8:45 AM. Meet at the Visitors Center by the rainwater harvesting tower. The Natural Area front gates open at 7:00 AM; plan to be at the Visitor Center near the rainwater harvesting tower and ready to go no later than 8:45 AM. The hike starts promptly at 9:00 AM.

Dress for hiking outdoors; sunscreen and a hat are recommended. Wear sturdy footwear appropriate for rough trails; bring two liters of water PER PERSON and a snack.

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(Sunday) 9:00 am - 11:30 am(GMT-05:00) View in my time


Government Canyon State Natural Area

12861 Galm Rd, San Antonio, TX 78254

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