Edible Plants

Join a park ranger for an easy one-mile hike down Turk's Cap Trail. Learn what plants are edible, how to identify them, and what parts you can eat. There will be no tasting or harvesting of plants on this walk.

When Aug 14, 2014
from 02:30 PM to 03:30 PM
Where Goose Island State Park
Contact Name Janelle Rand
Contact Email
Contact Phone (361) 729-2858
Attendees Fairly easy walk down a wide trail. Dress for the weather.

Park at the north trail head for this walk, then head over the restrooms on Warbler Way. This easy one mile hike will meet at Goose Island State Park's Bird Sanctuary and then head out to Turk's Cap Trail. Learn to identify some of our native plants and find out which parts are edible. There will be no harvesting or tasting of wild edibles.

When:  2:30 p.m.

Where to park:  The north trailhead for Turk's Cap Trail.  

Where to meet:  The Bird Sanctuary, next to the restrooms on Warbler Way. Warbler Way is located in the wooded camping area. 

What are we doing:  Learn to identify native plants; we can also watch for wildlife.

Things to bring: Wear comfortable walking shoes, insect repellent, and water.  

Fees:  There is no fee for attending this program although park entrance  is required. Entrance fees are $5 per person over the age of 13, children 12 and under are free, or free with a current Texas State Park Pass. Appropriate for all ages and all skills of birders. We do have a few pairs of binoculars available for use during the program.

Walks may be canceled in event of rain.


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