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Oakmont Park Prairie Tour

May 21 @ 8:30 am 12:30 pm

7000 Bellaire Drive South
Fort Worth, TX 76132
8:30am – 12:30pm
Meet at the intersection of Bellaire Drive South & Oakmont Blvd, take a left and meet in the large parking lot on the right.

Register here.

*This tour is offered by donations. Suggested donation amount is $5.; but please donate any amount you believe this special tour is worth. Donations benefit Native Prairies Association of Texas (conservation & land trust organization) & are non-refundable.

Join us for a hike to explore a unique hilltop example of the Fort Worth Prairie at Oakmont Park, overlooking the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, just north of the Lake Benbrook spillway. 

Some of the flora we might encounter include Glen Rose Yucca (Yucca necopina, only on sandy Trinity River terraces), Pale Leaf Yucca (Yucca pallida), Texas Baccharis (Baccharis texana), Narrowleaf Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia), Topeka Purple Coneflower (Echinacea atrorubens), Fragrant Gaillardia (Gaillardia suavis), Chalkhill Woollywhite (Hymenopappus tenuifolius), Early Flowering Gayfeather (Liatris aestivalis), Texas Skeleton Plant (Lygodesmia texana), Barbara’s Buttons (Marshallia caespitosa), Eastern Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus), Sensitive Briar (Mimosa quadrivalvis), Lambert’s Crazyweed/Locoweed (Oxytropis lambertii), Tall Bread Scurvy Pea (Pediomelum cuspidatum), Turnip Root Scurvy Pea (Pediomelum cyphocalyx), Drummond’s Pennyroyal-smells like peppermint (Hedeoma drummondii), Texas Sage (Salvia texana), Prairie Brazoria (Warnockia scutellarioides), Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum), Purple Paintbrush (Castilleja purpurea) and Foxglove (Penstemon cobaea).

Use of the iNaturalist app during fieldtrips is also encouraged, so valuable data can be contributed to iNaturalist. It can also be a learning tool by using the iNaturalist app to observe as you go along.


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