SATURDAY, April 21, 2018
9:00am – 12noon
Hike and Plant ID at RiverPlace

Come and explore Riverplace and do some plant ID. Some of us will be going to lunch (optional) afterwards at a nearby eatery.

With spring in full swing we’ll explore the flora/fauna in a beautiful canyon in West Austin.  We cover the lower end of the Canyon Trail (which has a gentle incline) and then do an out and back on the Little Fern Trail (which has more vertical/steps). We will go as slow/fast as we want to see the flora/fauna.  For more information about the trail system, here’s a great article.

8820 Big View Drive, Austin, TX.  MAP.  Meet at the bottom end of the trail (next to the big pond). Park along the side the road, near the trailhead.

Maximum 10 people.  You need to be physically fit and capable of handling multiple man-made steps.  Wear athletic shoes/hiking boots, long pants/sleeves and a hat.  Bring water to drink and a snack. Event will be re-scheduled if the weather is bad.

Contact Austin.NPSOT@gmail.com to register, or to get more information.  Event leader is Carol Whitaker.



If you would like to receive timely announcements regarding future field trips organized by the Austin chapter of NPSOT, please send the following information to Samantha Alcozer at sealcozer@gmail.com.  We will put you on a distribution list that will enable you to sign up early for field trips, many of which have a limited number of attendees. Priority is given to NPSOT members.  Please provide the following information:

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  • E-mail address
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  • January 20, 2018: River Place Plant ID Walk
  • October 29, 2017: Explore Chinquapin Retreat at Hammett’s Crossing
  • October 7, 2017: Hike Travis County Balcones Canyonlands.
  • May 14, 2016: Spicewood Ranch tour.
  • Apr 30, 2016: Green Dragon Springs.
  • Mar 26, 2016: Bright Leaf Preserve.
  • Jan. 16, 2016: Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park.
  • June 7, 2014: Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge.
  • May 24, 2014: Texas wild rice on the San Marcos River.
  • May 17, 2014: Gardens of Jackie O’Keefe.
  • May 10, 2014: City of Austin Black-capped Vireo Preserve.
  • May 3, 2014: Bright Leaf Preserve.
  • June 9, 2013: Lindheimer House in New Braunfels.
  • April 28, 2013: Pedernales Falls State Park with Mike Powers.
  • February 23, 2013: Spicewood Ranch with David Mahler and Chris Harte.
  • September 22, 2012: Casis Forest tour with Phyllis Schunck.
  • May 5, 2012: Shield Ranch tour with Terri Siegenthaler.
  • April 29, 2012: Gardens of Pat & Dale in Bull Creek Watershed.
  • April 22, 2012:  Gardens of Cathy Nordstrom.
  • April 7, 2012:  Gardens of Georgia Harper.
  • March 31, 2012:  Gardens of Lisa and Jason Spangler.
  • March 25, 2012:  Gardens of Jackie O’Keefe.

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