Coastal Bend Nature Challenge: Urban Xeriscape Garden

*Joey and William will be guests here on the blog as they document our Nature Challenge journey for 2016.

The Challenge:  Visit the Urban Xeriscape Garden near downtown Kingsville.  Walk through the garden and find as many different types of plant leaf shapes as possible, while marking off the leaf types we find.october-2016-012_6_1

J:  We took a walk through the city park.  I had a clipboard with a sheet of leaf types.  We identified each leaf we saw not by its name (we knew their names by their signs) but instead by their leaf type.september-2016-001_1_1 september-2016-002_2_1 september-2016-003_3_1 september-2016-004_4_1 september-2016-005_5_1 september-2016-006_6_1

W:  I had to ride in the stroller because I was still recovering from my surgery.  I helped Joey identify leaf types.september-2016-007_7_1 september-2016-008_8_1 september-2016-009_9_1 september-2016-010_10_1

J:  We sat on a bench and we saw A LOT of bird poop.  Then we looked up and saw why.  There were a ton of mourning doves.  Mystery of bird poop solved.september-2016-011_11_1 september-2016-012_12_1 september-2016-013_13_1 september-2016-014_14_1

W:  My favorite plant we saw was the Firecracker plant.september-2016-015_15_1 september-2016-017_16_1 september-2016-018_17_1 september-2016-019_18_1

J:  I liked the wishing weed we found and wished on.  It was neat to see plants that grow in this area easily.  Now we know what we can plant.  Okay, until next time!


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