Wildflower Walk at The Flower Mound

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Wildflower Walk at The Flower Mound

Time: May 12, 2012 from 9am to 4pm
Location: The Flower Mound
Street: 2452 Flower Mound Road
City/Town: Flower Mound Texas 75022
Website or Map: http://www.facebook.com/pages…
Phone: 972-213-5664
Event Type: wildflower, walk
Organized By: The Flower Mound Foundation
Latest Activity: Jan 5, 2013

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Wildflower Walk at The Flower Mound, 2452 Flower Mound Road near the northeast corner of FM 2499/Long Prairie Road and  FM 3040/Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound, Texas on Saturday May 12, 2012 between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. rain or shine.

Visitors enjoy short walks among native Texas wildflowers. Blooms on The Mound this week are Bluebonnets, Mexican Hat, Southern Dewberry, Fringed Puccoon, Poppy Mallow, Evening Primrose, Prairie Verbena, Celestial, Prairie Phlox, Wild Foxglove, Yucca, Indian Plantain, Prairie Larkspur, and Blue Sage.

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. Visit the summit and look southeast to enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the 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.  Parking available in the adjacent Starbucks shopping center.

The book, The Flower Mound - A History and Field Guide to the Flower and Grasses by Alton Bowman, available with any donation of $20 or more  to The Flower Mound Foundation. 

The Flower Mound is the namesake of the town Flower Mound, Texas.  This natural land formation is located in North Central Texas, southern Denton County, and thirty miles north of Dallas-Fort Worth. 

Nineteenth century settlers named the site The Flower Mound for the profusion of wildflowers that grow there every spring.  Citizens saved this historic landmark from the plow and developers in 1982 when its 12 acres were set aside forever as a native prairie preserve. 

The Flower Mound Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, manages the Mound .  The Board’s mission is to preserve the Mound and to sponsor works of scientific, educational and historic interest,.  Book sale proceeds support this mission.

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