Saturday, June 6, 2020

The Southlake Historical Society presents “Wild about Wildflowers”

The Southlake Historical Society presents, “Wild about Wildflowers,” a guided tour though the Blossom Prairie Wildflower area at Bicentennial Park on Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.

The Southlake Blossom Prairie Wildflower area was established by the City of Southlake in November 2015 at the society’s first Buffalo Stomp, an event where families and scout groups shook a wildflower mixture onto the ground and stomped in the seeds.

In the late 1800s, the Blossom Prairie Wildflower area was known for being a campsite for settlers heading west by a wagon train along the road we now refer to as FM 1709.  The area that now houses the Southlake water tower was a lookout point referred to as Bunker Hill.

At the April 14 event, visitors can take a journey through history on a guided tour through the log house led by Joyce Connelley, co-owner of the organic garden center, Marshall Grain Nursery.  On the tour, Connelley will discuss the North Texas wildflowers and their importance to native landscaping, pollinator protection and sustainability. Kids will be invited to decorate their own wildflower packets.

This event is also free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be served.  For more information Visit the society’s website at www.SouthlakeHistory.org . For questions, contact Emily Galpin at galpinec@gmail.com or Tamara McMillan at tamaramcmillan@yahoo.com