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Northeast Times | October 26, 2021

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Southlake Historical Society presents “Wild about Wildflowers”

Southlake Historical Society presents “Wild about Wildflowers”

The Southlake Historical Society presents “Wild about Wildflowers,” a walk through Blossom Prairie Wildflower Area adjacent the Southlake log house at the White Chapel Blvd. entrance to Bicentennial Park on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 2 pm.

Guiding visitors will be Joyce Connelley, co-owner of organic garden center Marshall Grain Nursery, who will speak North Texas wildflowers and their importance to native landscaping, pollinator protection and sustainability.

Children will be invited to decorate their own

wildflower packets, and the log house will be open for viewing. Refreshments will be served.

Southlake’s Blossom Prairie Wildflower Area was established in Bicentennial Park by the City of Southlake in November 2015 at the society’s first Buffalo Stomp. Families and scout groups turned out to shake a wildflower mixture onto the ground and stomp in the seeds.

In the late 1800s, settlers heading west by wagon train along now-FM1709 would have stopped for the night at a campsite known as Blossom Prairie. The nearest lookout point (Indians still populated the area) was a high point called Bunker Hill (where the Southlake water tower is today) although the hill was lowered when the park was built in 1976.

The first of several log house programs scheduled this year, the wildflower event is free and open to the public. Visit the society’s website at www.SouthlakeHistory.org.