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Discovery Arboretum Trail

Discovery Arboretum Trail

Discovery Arboretum Trail

Description

An Arboretum is a place for the study, display, and preservation of trees. Thanks to the community of Master Gardeners, Master Naturalists, local native plant enthusiasts, the Habitat Conservation Program, and other community members this place has evolved into the diverse and scenic spot it is today. The Discovery Arboretum Trail will take visitors on a tour through a variety of native and adapted woody shrubs and trees. Some of the trees are mature and some are young and just beginning to establish and grow. The trail is located close to the Balcones fault line and showcases many species of woody trees and shrubs that can grow on either the Blackland prairie or the Edwards plateau, covering a range habitats including riparian, mesic, and upland species. The trail winds through the Discovery Center butterfly, bird, herb, grass, and cactus gardens that change beautifully with each season, highlighting plants that grow well in our region. Benches, fish ponds, rain catchment and composting demonstration areas complement the trail, as does an insect hotel and a large old tree trunk. The insect hotel is home to native bees and other beneficial insects.

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430 Riverside Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666, United States,
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