Field Day at Yegua Knobbs Preserve

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Spring Field Day at Yegua Knobbs Preserve

Saturday, May 7th , the Yegua Knobbs Preserve (YKP) will be open to the public for the 2016 Spring Field Day.  Representatives of Pines and Prairies Land Trust (PPLT) and the Lost Pines Master Naturalists will be on site.  We will be hosting a free nature class for all children ages 5-12 and their adult guardians from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Please contact Diane Causey (diane.causey@gmail.com) to reserve a spot no later than May 5.  Reservations for this portion of our Field Day will be taken on a first-come basis.

The preserve will then be open to the general public for hiking from 1 – 5 p.m.   Plan to bring a hat, sturdy shoes, binoculars, camera, sack lunch, water and a camp chair if you so desire. The property is undeveloped but we will have a restroom available. Pets are not allowed because a bird census will be conducted on the same day.

The YKP is a wildlife refuge and educational site owned by Pines and Prairies Land Trust.  The property features pine tree covered knobbs - two of the seven unique sandstone-capped mesas for which the area is known.  The preserve contains post oak savannah, piney woods and riparian ecosystems and even includes a spring-fed bog as well as a pasture of improved grasses.  The area boasts Houston Toad habitat and a variety of birds including Pileated Woodpecker and the Pine Warbler as well as many others.  In addition to the bog, there is a lovely beaver pond, two smaller frog ponds, miles of hiking trails and more. Come see how many of the dozens of bird species you can spot, or look for some of the 49 species of mammals, 16 species of lizards, 39 species of snakes and 18 species of frogs and toads found in the area –many enjoy the protection of Yegua Knobbs Preserve!

Pines and Prairies Land Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit land conservation organization. Our mission is to protect natural and cultural resources and promote sustainable agriculture through education and preservation of open space in Central Texas.  We are proudly celebrating our 15th Anniversary this year.   For more information about PPLT projects and programs please visit our web site at www.pplt.org and please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.