It’s a great day for a NPSOT Field Trip!  See you there!

 Please dress appropriately for the weather and terrain, and bring your own water, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, walking stick and other tools as desired.  Reservations not required unless noted.  Please note that we follow the Native Plant Society’s Collections Policy as posted on the state website.  You will be asked to sign a state NPSOT waiver for participation.  Questions or comments?  Contact Vicky H, Field Trip Committee Leader.


Sunday, January 14, 2018 Field Trip: 1:00pm-3:30pm. Beginners Walk: Old Settlers Park, 3300 E Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock, TX 78665, (Hwy 79 east of IH 35). Walk the loop in the largest public park in Round Rock for an introduction on how to identify native plants in their natural habitat. We hope to conduct this walk in all four seasons of 2018 to give you practice identifying native plants during their annual growth cycle of winter, spring, summer and fall. Field guides and cameras are encouraged!

Park at 703 Harrell Parkway, Round Rock, TX 78665.  Be prepared for walking on even, open terrain. Wear sturdy clothes appropriate for the weather, closed toe shoes, and bring water and snacks as needed. Restrooms are available. Please plan on arriving a little early to sign a state NPSOT waiver. No reservation is required, but you may contact Gary Bowers (gary.wayne.bowers@gmail.com or call (7 three seven-757-603four) if you have any questions.  Finally, for our Facebook users, you can view and share this event with your friends.

Directions from Georgetown: MAP & Directions from Georgetown. Or, click here for full Google driving directions.

** If you are unfamiliar with the area, we encourage you to enter the park from Palm Valley Blvd. The area we will be meeting is located on that side of the park. Additionally, construction at I35 exit 254 FM 3406 (Old Settlers Blvd) prevents you from traveling eastbound. **

Directions from Georgetown via I35 (entering Old Settlers Park from Palm Valley Blvd)

  • Take IH-35 South to Exit #253 (Palm Valley Blvd/Hwy 79) and proceed to the light. Taco Bell will be on your right.
  • Turn left (east) and follow Hwy 79 for 3.4 miles to Harrell Parkway (road at the Dell Diamond / Main Park Entrance of Old Settlers Park / Salt Lick).
  • Turn left (north) and proceed into the park for 0.5 miles to the parking area just past the low water crossing/bridge on the right.

[Updated on 31-Dec-2017 by GBowers; corrected PDF map link, added link to Google and Facebook]

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The chapter sponsors field trips, usually within Williamson County, most every month.  Some of these trips are in the area of recreation, while others are more in the nature of field research – for example, we are conducting a two year – twelve month plant survey (inventory) of Garey Park in Georgetown to be concluded in 2019.  Plant Lists can be found at the beginning of each “Photo Gallery”.  

Please submit field trip photos, any photo gallery corrections/comments, and any other questions/comments regarding field trips to committee chair Vicky Husband using this form.

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