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Ramsey Park Report

Join us on the 4th of July, 2017 for the 2nd Annual Guinea Grass Pull at Hugh Ramsey Nature Park in Harlingen, TX

7:30 am to 9:30 am

The central plantings of the parking lot at Ramsey Park need some TLC. Bermuda grass and other

weeds are beginning to crowd out the native plants such as the rare Mexican Button Bush shown here. Come on out and get your early morning exercise, ice, cold watermelon provided to quench your thirst and replenish fluids. 

Call 361-676-6416 for details.

Ramsey Report August 2016 

by Linda Butcher 

There is not much going on at Ramsey Park with the summer heat. Volunteers have been weeding and watering just trying to keep the plants alive. 
The bobcats have been seen on a regular basis to the delight of all. I saw two armadillos a few days ago. They were busy rooting around in the leaf litter looking for something to eat. They were the first ones I had seen in a while. 
I have not heard of any unusual birds in the park. Just the local resident birds. However there seems to be more pauraques than in the past few years. They must have had a successful nesting season. 
There has not been a great variety of butterflies yet either. I suppose it is due to the dry weather and few flowering plants. There does seem to be quite a large number of Mexican Bluewings however. 
The bio retention basin and parking lot is finally complete and hopefully the ponds will be finished soon as well.  

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