Tag Archives: walks

January 17th, 2018

Native Plant Walk

Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist.  This area has its own distinctive and diverse ecological region of Texas, varying in soil, plant life, topography, and weather. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. In the East Texas Piney Woods, visitors find Pines, Sweetgum, Sassafras, and other acidic soil-loving woodland species. The Hill Country area features Live Oaks, Juniper, Texas Mountain Laurel, Eve’s necklace, Blanco Crabapple, Possum Haw, Hop-tree, Uvalde Maples, and other limestone tolerant plants. In the South Texas region, Dryland trees and thorny brush such as Torchwood, Mexican Olive, mesquite, Texas Ebony, and Huisache thrive. On this Walk you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Sponsored by SAWS.

Meet at 10 am at the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building.  Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Friday, April 20             Click here to register

January 17th, 2018

Native Plant Walk

Explore our 11-acre Texas Native Trail with a Master Naturalist.  This area has its own distinctive and diverse ecological region of Texas, varying in soil, plant life, topography, and weather. There are more than 250 plant species in collections that represent three ecosystems. In the East Texas Piney Woods, visitors find Pines, Sweetgum, Sassafras, and other acidic soil-loving woodland species. The Hill Country area features Live Oaks, Juniper, Texas Mountain Laurel, Eve’s necklace, Blanco Crabapple, Possum Haw, Hop-tree, Uvalde Maples, and other limestone tolerant plants. In the South Texas region, Dryland trees and thorny brush such as Torchwood, Mexican Olive, mesquite, Texas Ebony, and Huisache thrive. On this Walk you’ll learn about the medicinal uses of native plants as well as their historical and cultural uses, and which are favored by birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Sponsored by SAWS.

Meet at 10 am at the Breezeway of the Halsell Welcome Building.  Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Friday, March 16           Click here to register

January 8th, 2018

Bird Walk

Bird Walks are scheduled every third Saturday, except during the summer months.
Meet at 9:00 am in the Greenwood Breezeway for a walk that starts at 9:15 am with a birding docent. Thanks to a generous donation from our friends at San Antonio Water System, walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.

Register here for January 20th Bird walk

October 26th, 2017

WaterSaver Walk

Looking for plants that grow best in San Antonio soils, the most efficient water users, good mulch, and materials to use for pathways that will still allow water to reach plants? Come and see! Explore our WaterSaver Garden and WaterSaver Lane (both are co-operative projects with the San Antonio Water System) with a Master Naturalist or a Master Gardener to learn the story of water and understand water-saving gardening in San Antonio.
The WaterSaver Garden demonstrates practical home gardening techniques that are the most water friendly, showcasing drip irrigation and “turf bubbler” watering techniques, samples of mulches and permeable paving surfaces, and plantings that perform well with San Antonio’s climate and water requirements. WaterSaver Lane features six cottages that demonstrate different types of drought-tolerant landscaping, including one showing what not to plant! Find a variety of landscapes that minimize lawn and include more groundcover, perennial flowerbeds and herbs, native and adapted plants, and patio space. *Sponsored by SAWS* 1 WaterSaver Reward point
Meet at 10 am at the Carriage House. Walk is free to members or with paid admission, but registration is required.
Thursday, November 16- Guide Linda Cace. Click here to register