Lance Jones and Maggie Hutchins-Wagner have arranged an excellent opportunity to celebrate American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day which highlights the value of trails. Those of you checking in to the American Hiking Society website should note the information listed for SMGA has not yet been updated so here is the correct information:
There will be a hike at Ringtail Ridge that will count as advanced training for those who are in the Master Naturalist program but anyone who is a complete amateur can come along and find the hike to be most enjoyable. The details:
Saturday, June 6, 9 – 11 a.m.
Ringtail Ridge, San Marcos
This two hour hike is led by Tom Watson who will discuss the importance of preserving the land which sits on the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone. The 40 acre property was the site of an animal slaughter plant for a number of years. Oak groves, flowering meadows, cactus stands and persimmon thickets are all found at Ringtail Ridge. Invasive species and overpopulation of certain native plants due to ranching will be discussed.
But wait, there’s more . . .
Saturday, June 6, 9 – (toddler time)
Prospect Park/Lower Purgatory, San Marcos
Maggie Hutchins-Wagner is leading a family friendly hike in Prospect, strollers and toddlers welcome, starting at 9 am.This accessible trail features woodlands and meadows dotted with interpretive signs, benches and group seating under the Learning Tree. Click here to learn more about Prospect.
Tell one, tell all there is a hike for them on Saturday.