Skip Barnett Ranch Field Trip (Denton County)

Skip Barnett Ranch Field Trip (Denton County)
Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9am – 1pm
Register here! https://barnettranch.eventbrite.com

Join us on a field trip to the historic Barnett Ranch. The Barnett family has run a cattle ranching operation on 1,200 acres in Denton County for generations. It has lush native grass pastures, Fort Worth Prairie seeps, wonderful exposed Cretaceous geology, & prairie barrens.History is plenty on this ranch as you can still see wagon ruts from where the Chisholm Trail once crossed this land. The ranch has a conservation easement managed by Connemara Conservancy. Learn more about the ranch here: http://connemaraconservancy.org/wordpress/profile-barnett-ranch/(Photo from Connemara Conservancy)

*Attendees will receive additional details concerning field trip specifics, lunch, meeting location, & carpool options upon registration.

Logistics:

  • We will meet just inside the ranch entrance a little before 9:00 am.
  • Bring a sack lunch, snacks and plenty of water or other drinks.
  • A hat, sunscreen, sturdy closed-toed shoes and insect repellent are recommended.
  • The ranch has a good gravel roadway system. Some walking will be involved but we should be able to drive to within 0.5 mile of points of interest.
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