Nature Walk at LBJ State Park & Historic Site
May 12, 2012
from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
|Where||Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site|
|Contact Phone||(830) 644-2252|
Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site is offering a “Guided Nature and Wildlife Tour and Walk”. TPWD Park Ranger, Mark Garrett and local volunteer, John Ahrns, will be at the park that day to share nature’s many wonders with the public. Visitors are encouraged to plan for the morning outing and to bring the family to experience the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Mark Garrett and John Ahrns will lead visitors on a wonderful trail walk and point out many of the natural highlights along the way. Visitors can expect to learn about native insects, plants, and the wildflowers admired by Ladybird Johnson. Walkers may be surprised by the beautiful assortment of Texas Wildflowers including, Indian Blankets, Black-eyed Susans and Lady Bird Johnson’s favorite, Bluebells. With some of the recent rain showers the park is reporting some May wildflowers are beginning to pop up all around the park, which is a welcome sight. The park is a virtual treasure trove of sights and sounds of nature all around, once you begin to explore it. Therefore, visitors of all ages are encouraged to get out and come enjoy and discover small insects, majestic oak trees, white-tail deer, bison, birds and longhorns. Which are just a few of the special Texas Hill Country flora and fauna that make Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site so special, and you’ll become familiar with why President and Ladybird Johnson loved to call this area home. LBJ State Park offers over 2 miles of scenic walking trails. The trail’s name is the “Paseo Del Arroyo” - The Creek Walk Nature Trail. Mrs. Johnson helped establish it, so the public would have an easier time to get around, visit, and discover the many park features. She often enjoyed traveling on it herself in the spring time especially during wildflower season. Remember to bring sturdy shoes, a camera, binoculars, water, and your field guide. Visitors are encouraged to pack a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day and enjoy the great outdoors by walking the nature trails to see the wildflowers and animals; enjoy free fishing on the banks of the Pedernales River; visit the presidential exhibits and see the historical film; tour the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm; and take the self-guided CD or GPS Ranger auto tour to the LBJ Ranch and Texas Whitehouse. For more information and photos of the park, fan us on Facebook at LBJ State Park or http://on.fb.me/g7icH7. The state park is located in Stonewall, Texas just 13 miles west of Johnson City and about 13 miles east of Fredericksburg. For additional information and directions you may contact Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historical Site at (830) 644-2252 or visit the Texas Parks and Wildlife website at www.tpwd.state.tx.us/park/lbj.