Chalk Mountain Ranch Field Trip on Saturday, April 22, 2017

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Chalk Mountain Ranch Field Trip
Saturday, April 22, 2017
8:30am
A Texas Land Conservancy easement – 351 acres
Glen Rose, TX

http://www.texaslandconservancy.org/lands/properties-list/central-north-texas/131-chalk-mountain-ranch-somervell-county

Meet at 8:30am in Glen Rose at the Brookshire’s parking lot. We will travel from there to stop and see a recently discovered rare plant species for North Texas near Glen Rose. From there, we will head on to Chalk Mountain Ranch. This will be a hike in easy to moderate terrain, up to 2 miles. Please bring plenty of water. It is optional, but the plan afterwards will be to eat at Hammonds BBQ in Glen Rose.

Here’s a small sampling of what you might expect to see: Plateau Milk Vine (Matelea edwardsensis), Plains Fleabane (Erigeron modestus), Gray Golden Aster (Heterotheca canescens), Barbara’s Buttons (Marshallia caespitosa var. signata), Slender Greenthread (Thelesperma simplicifolium), Pineapple Cactus (Coryphantha sulcata), Pink Mimosa (Mimosa borealis), Engelmann Sage (Salvia engelmannii), Rock Flax (Linum rupestre), Thin Leaf Brookweed (Samolus valerandi ssp. parviflorus) and Gray Vervain (Verbena canescens).

Hikes organized & led by Jeff Quayle. Please send an email to [email protected] 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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