Thora Hart Park Hike on Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thora Hart Park Hike
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:00am – 11:00am
3510 W Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX 76016

Join us for a stroll through this excellent 10 acre example of Eastern Cross Timbers Post Oak and Blackjack woodlands, with scattered prairie openings. The park may look like the typical city owned park from the street, but many treasures can be found in such a small natural area. To date, 678 observations, including 205 plant species, have been made through the iNaturalist app.

You can view all the observations here:  http://www.inaturalist.org/projects/survey-of-thora-hart-park-arlington-tx

Here is a sample of what you might expect to see in April: Silver Evax (Diaperia candida), Carolina False Dandelion (Pyrrhopappus carolinianus), Venus’ Looking Glass (Triodanis perfoliata), Rusty Blackhaw (Viburnum rufidulum), Western Spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis), Nuttall’s Wild Indigo (Baptisia nuttalliana), Edible Scurf Pea (Pediomelum hypogaeum var. scaposum), Bracted Zornia (Zornia bracteata), Cut Leaf Evening Primrose (Oenothera laciniata), Slender Yellow Woodsorrel (Oxalis dilleniid), Wright’s Plantain (Plantago wrightiana), Hair Grass (Aira elegans), Woolly Rosette Grass (Dichanthelium acuminatum), Engelmann’s Dock (Rumex hastatulus), Cherry Laurel (Prunus caroliniana), Eastern Hercules Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), Toad Flax (Nuttallanthus canadensis), Beardtongue (Penstemon laxiflorus) and Stinging Nettle (Urtica chamaedryoides).

Hikes organized & led by Jeff Quayle. Please send an email to squaylei2000@gmail.com or call 817/729-0283 if you plan on attending any hikes or field trips, so he will know who to expect. If there are any changes or a fieldtrip is cancelled, you will be notified.

Use of the iNaturalist app during fieldtrips is also encouraged, so you can contribute valuable data for our state and have your own personal list so you can learn more about what you observe as you go along.

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