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Plant grasses, sunflowers, and groundcovers for the summer

Saturday, May 27th, 2017 from 9:30am to 12:30pm

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Age Limit12 and up
Description
Let's take advantage of the high soil moisture to plant a few more native plants in key spots along the Northern Walnut Creek Trail:
  • By the bridge over Walnut Creek, we will plant cylinder joint-tail (a native bunchgrass) and Maximilian sunflowers.
  • By the bridge over Tar Branch, we will plant the same two plants.
  • In bare spots that get at least some sun and are alongside the trail, we'll plant frogfruit—a low-growing source of nectar that is highly tolerant to traffic and blooms all summer long.
Requirements
Dress for the weather and bring plenty of water. We will not be getting close to poison ivy. I will bring tools, but if you would like to use your own favorite digging tool, feel free to bring it.
PerksAll summer long, as you walk the trail, you'll be able to look at plants alongside the trail and tell your friends, "I planted that!"
Parking DetailsThere are several lots near the trailhead—one at the trailhead itself, an adjoining lot by the swimming pool, and another lot across the park road.
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Location: WCMP Trailhead, North Walnut Creek Trail, Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, Austin, TX 78753