Wildflower Walk at The Flower Mound

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Wildflower Walk at The Flower Mound

Time: May 11, 2013 from 9am to 2pm
Location: The Flower Mound
Street: 2400 Flower Mound Road
City/Town: Flower Mound Texas
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?h…
Phone: 972-213-5664
Event Type: outdoor, hike, flower, mound, denton, texas, wildflowers
Organized By: Tom Kirwan
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2013

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Celebrate National Wildflower Week  

Enjoy a short Wildflower Walk among native Texas grasses and flowers at The Flower Mound in honor of National Wildflower Week on Saturday, May 11, 2012 between 9:00 AM. and 1:00 PM.  The Flower Mound is located at 2400 Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound near the northeast corner of FM 2499/Long Prairie Road and FM 3040/Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound, Texas.  Admission is free.

Expected wildflower blooms are Bluet, Engelmann Daisy, Indian Blanket, Mexican Hat, Prairie Larkspur, Purple Horse Nettle, Sensitive Brier and Yarrow.   A path starting at the southwest corner of The Mound leads to the summit and then returns down to the southeast corner of the site.  While on the summit, visitors looking southeast can see a beautiful panoramic view of the Irving and  Dallas skyline.  Self-guided tours are along a natural terrain path.  Hikes to summit take less than 15 minutes.  There is an easy to moderate incline.  Closed toed shoes and long pants recommended as the path runs through native prairie grassland.  Additional parking is available in the adjacent Tom Thumb shopping center.

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Comment by Tom Kirwan on January 5, 2013 at 11:22pm

The Flower Mound Foundation

The Flower Mound Foundation, a non-profit 501 (C) (3) corporation created on August 11, 1983, consists of a nine member Board of Trustees representing the citizens of Flower Mound.

The Foundation preserves the original character of The Flower Mound site and encourages related educational, historical, scientific interests.

The Flower Mound Foundation promotes sustainable land-use practices and educates citizens of the Town about the valuable ecosystem services provided by native prairies, native plant and grass communities, beneficial insects, birds and wildlife.

The Flower Mound Foundation sponsors educational presentations and workshops, field trips and community service volunteer opportunities.

The Flower Mound Foundations records and conveys the historic significance of The Flower Mound site in the development of our community.

The Flower Mound Foundation promotes the scientific study of the native prairie community and its conservation as a natural resource.

For more information, visit www.FaceBook.com/TheFlowerMound or contact us via email at TheMound@verizon.net .

Comment by Tom Kirwan on January 5, 2013 at 11:19pm

The Flower Mound is located at 2400 Flower Mound Road, Flower Mound, Texas, on the northeast corner of the FM3040 and FM2499 crossroads.  This historic site is a 12.576-acre native Tall Grass Prairie segment of the Great American Black Land Prairie.  Nineteenth century settlers named this landmark, The Flower Mound, for the profusion of wildflowers that grow there.

The Flower Mound is also the namesake of Flower Mound, Texas, a town of almost 65,000 in southern Denton County about thirty miles north of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.

Long time Flower Mound resident Otto Consolvo dedicated himself to preserving The Flower Mound from property development.  On July 25, 1983, Consolvo and a group of dedicated citizens succeeded in purchasing the site and placing it into a permanent land conservancy under the care of The Flower Mound Foundation.

On January 11, 1984, The Texas State Historical Commission approved The Flower Mound as a State of Texas Historic site.

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