Good Water Master Naturalists
Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary and Prairie Preserve Hike with City of Austin Park Rangers and the Texas Master Naturalist Goodwater Chapter. This parcel of parkland was set aside to help preserve and restore Blackland Prairie habitat. It is a great place to see many native wildflowers and birds. The wetland along Lake Walker E. Long (Decker Lake) also provides unique habitat for specialized plant and animal species. This property is not open to the public but is available for guided hikes with pre-approval from the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department. The City of Austin Park Rangers will discuss long term efforts to restore Blackland Prairie lands at the Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as connected Riparian areas. We will take a short guided hike and hold a bioblitz through iNaturalist during our morning trip to the prairie.
Directions to the Indiangrass Sanctuary:
Take TX-130 S to Blue Bluff Rd in Travis County. Take exit 439. Turn right onto Blue Bluff Rd; park at end of road. Another route is to take Palmer all the way to HWY 290. Continue straight past 290, the road curves into Blue Bluff Road, crossing under TX-130.
Please have participants bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray with them. If they have hiking stick, binoculars or a camera, those might also be handy. Please encourage them to have iNaturalist downloaded on their phones as well.
8:30am - 10:30am CDT
Indiangrass Wildlife Sanctuary, Intersection Bloor Road & Blue Bluff Road
|| Mary Ann Melton