2018-Mockingbird Nature Park

You can read some of Mockingbird Nature Park’s history by reading this article in our archives: Hidden Gem


Jean Kastanek, Jake Calvit, Daniel and Rebecca Mueck, Kathleen Mack, Carolyn Ogden, and Josh Stanfield cleared grass and weeds from the butterfly garden.  Bluebonnets were in full bloom.


Great turnout for a walk with Bob Richie, expert on edible and medicinal plants of North Texas. Participants were rewarded at the end of the walk with jellies made from cactus, crackers with herbal spreads, and a lovely salad made with chickweed.


The March Wildflower Walk at Mockingbird Nature Park was well attended in spite of cool weather. Charlie Grindstaff led the walk assisted by Kathleen Mack. Since the park had been cut shortly before the walk, not a lot of plants were out, but Charlie found enough to keep the group entertained and learning.


Rain threatened to cancel the annual Mayors Walk at Mockingbird Nature Park. The trails were extremely muddy, so instead of spreading the stations out across the park, they were all placed near the front entrance. The Mayors walk is a joint effort between Indian Trail and the Midlothian Parks Department. It was well attended, and everyone had fun in spite of the muddy conditions


On February 2, 2018 Jean Kastanek, Chris Cook, Celia Yowell, Jake Calvit, Sandy Ashbrook, Rebecca Mueck, Daniel Mueck, and Muffi Ruby braved the weather to make seed balls. It was so cold that they moved the project which was suppose to take place at Mockingbird Nature Park to Muffi’s place. The group was thankful for a warm space to make seed balls and cut reed sections.


 

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