Meet at 9am in the larger parking lot to the south of the main parking lot and Oakmont Blvd.
We will caravan from Oakmont to Ridglea Hills Park for the second half of the walk. The prairie is an exposed, chalky outcrop that faces West Vickery Boulevard.
Noon – 1:30pm
Ridglea Hills Park (City of Fort Worth)
4985 Stonedale Road
Fort Worth, TX 76116
We will visit a sandy prairie along a riparian area with rare plant species, such as Glen Rose Yucca (Yucca necopina), Hoptree (Ptelea trifoliata) and Trout Lily (Erythronium albidum) and a limestone bluff prairie site overlooking the Clear Fork of the Trinity River, just below the Lake Benbrook dam. Notable species on the limestone bluff include Locoweed (Oxytropis lambertii), Early Flowering Gayfeather (Liatris aestivalis), Purple Paintbrush (Castilleja purpurea), Hall’s Dalea (Dalea hallii), Cutleaf Germander (Teucrium laciniatum), Edible Scurf Pea (Pediomelum hypogaeum) and Reverchon’s Scurfpea (Pediomelum reverchonii).
Please wear long pants and sturdy shoes. Bring plenty of water, sunscreen and a hat.