Guide to San Antonio Natural Areas & Greenway Trails

The Guide to San Antonio Natural Areas & Creekway Trails was originally a partnership between the Alamo Group of the Sierra Club and Alamo Area Master Naturalists. The original 16 articles were meant as a guide to the Oak Loop Trail in Phil Hardberger Park (West). The partnership is in its fifth year of leading 4th Saturday interpretive hikes in that park for the Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy.

However, since the guide was first conceived, most of its articles have been expanded to be generally applicable to all local Natural Areas. Each Talking Point of the current about two dozen has been authored by a local expert and edited by Alamo Area Master Naturalists. Each is written for the novice but many contain links to more sophisticated treatments. The articles are heavily illustrated with photographs from our local natural areas or the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

Each may be accessed from the Talking Points table below.

Talking Points

The Ashe JuniperStan Drezek, AAMN
SA Area Cultural HistorySteve Tomka, UTSA Archaeology
Importance of SnagsWendy Leonard, COSA Natural Areas
Exotic Invasive PlantsJessica Leslie, AAMN
Live Oak/Ashe Juniper EcosystemChristine Westerman, SWCA Environmental Consultants
Area BirdsPatricia (Patsy) Kuentz, AAMN
Area ReptilesFred Wills, EAA
Area WildflowersPatty Leslie Pasztor, AAMN
Texas KidneywoodRon Tullius, AAMN
Prickly Pear CactusJessica Leslie, AAMN
Savanna RestorationStan Drezek, AAMN
TasajilloStan Drezek, AAMN
Texas PersimmonJessica Leslie, AAMN
Area WildlifeChristine Westerman, SWCA Environmental Consultants
History of Voelcker FarmWendy Thornton, AAMN
Yucca & Yucca MothsWendy Leonard, COSA Natural Areas
Additional Talking Points
AgaritaStan Drezek, AAMN
InsectsMolly Keck & Alexa Ortiz, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Service
Riparian AreasPeggy Darr, formerly COSA Medina River Natural Area
Learning LandscapeWendy Drezek, AAMN
GrassesDr. Floyd Waller, Native Plant Society of Texas–SA Chapter
EthnobotanyJanis Merritt, Native Plant Society of Texas–SA Chapter
GeologyTom Dukes
ButterfliesJoanne Wells

A project of the Alamo Area Master Naturalists working with the Phil Hardberger Conservancy and Alamo Group of the Sierra Club

© 2012 Alamo Area Master Naturalists