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Hike the Tom Mays Trail



Learn more about the cacti, succulents and other plants of the Franklin Mountains. Take about a 2-hours round-trip hike through a relatively flat stretch of the alluvial plain along the mountain in the Tom Mays Unit of the Franklin Mountains State Park. You also will be introduced to a simple way to identify the plants using your cellphone and the iNaturalist app. (Please have the app already downloaded before the hike.) Your field guide will be retired EPCC Professor of Biology, Gertrud Konings. Dr. Konings is also the Vice-President of the El Paso Cactus and Rock Club, and, with her husband, the co-author of Cacti of Texas in Their Natural Environment. Park and meet at the end of the Tom Mays Unit. (MAP) Bring 2 liters of water and a snack and wear sunscreen. For more information, please contact Gertrud Konings,


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Later Event: October 11
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