FRIENDS OF LICK CREEK PARK

 


Friends of Lick Creek Park (FOLCP) is a non-profit corporation registered with the State of Texas. Its mission is to promote public awareness of Lick Creek Park and provide resources and facilities enhancing educational and recreational uses of the park. FOLCP works with the City of College Station to help maintain the park and to increase its value for the widest spectrum of uses and users, compatible with its continued existence as a viable nature preserve.

What's in store for the park? FOLCP is in dialogue with the city about issues relating to the City's proposed Nature Center as it moves toward construction. 

Our next monthly meeting will be Tuesday, July 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural Hisotry.  We'll begin with a brief update on the Lick Creek Park Nature Center planning. 

This will be followed by a presentation by ornithologist Mike Manson, who will tell us about his recent trip to the Orkney Islands off the north coast of Scotland.  After telling us about the history and geography, he'll focus on the bird life in three habitats:  the cliffs, the moors and marshes, and the rare woodlands. 

Our partner, the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, invites everyone to join in their annual butterfly release on Saturday, July 26, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.  You can honor your loved ones by releasing a butterfly and making a wish.  Butterflies are $20 each.  Preorder, please, by calling (979) 776-2195.  All proceeds benefit the Museum and support free admission for active duty military personnel and their families during the summer.
 

The Big Event on Saturday, March 29th was a huge success!  We cleared brush from overgrown grassy savannah areas of the park to encourage some of the less common plant and animal species.  Look at these before and after photos by Rick Laughlin!
    

New below:

--Updated species list.  Three species were added during BioBlitz 2014.

--A video about the Blackland Prairies.  Much of the material applies to the Post Oak Savannah as well.




While you are here today, you may enjoy:
Slideshow on Wildflower Photography
Part IPart II (open with presenter view to see notes.)
Caterpillar food plants for Central Texas
Central Texas Butterfly Gardening, General
Central Texas Butterfly Gardening--plants useful for the larvae
Nectar Sources and Butterfly Attractants
Butterfly Gardening and Central Texas
Native Plant Society of Texas
Suppliers of Native Plants and Seeds
An Interesting Art Installation that Appeared at the Park