Sun., 10/12: Native Plant Society Field Trip to Prairie & Wetlands of San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

From: Paul Roling <PRoling>
Subject: Reminder: NPSOT-H Field Trip Sunday October 12

​…field trip is this coming Sunday, October 12, at San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site and will be led by Dr. Larry Brown. We will continue to meet in the parking lot (GPS coordinates 29.767315, -95.447826, see note below about GPS coordinates) east of the Memorial Park Arboretum. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking through wet or dry fields, bring drinking water, bug spray, and a lunch if you like. If the weather is drizzling rain, we proceed, but if it is a gully-washer, we still gather at the parking lot east of the Memorial Park Arboretum and then cancel. We meet at the parking lot east of the Memorial Park Arboretum between 8 and 8:30 AM, and depart promptly at 8:30 AM. Please

contact Paul Roling for any additional inquiries: PRoling or 281-353-7413. ​

Sunday, October 12: San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site.

San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Site (at GPS coordinates 29.750094, -95.081657, about 28 miles east of the Houston Arboretum) contains about 1200 acres of prairie and wetlands with a few trees interspersed. The area consists of poorly drained, near neutral to slightly alkaline (varying from about 7-8 pH), Lake Charles clay soil. About 110 acres of the prairie is in the process of being restored to its original tall-grass prairie status of 200 years ago. The marsh area was restored several years ago. Should be

a lot of fun exploring the fall grasses and wetland plants.

More information can be found here:

http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/san-jacinto-battleground

For those in the south side of Houston, we will meet in the parking lot nearest the reflecting pool at the monument itself (GPS coordinates 29.750094, -95.081657) at about 9:15 AM.

Notes

2. GPS coordinates can be copied, as is, from above and entered into Google Earth or Google Maps or the soil web page to find the places mentioned.

​3. Email Paul Roling to be added to the field trip email list.​