Take a Walk on “The Mound” Mother’s Day Weekend on May 11!
We all love our “Flower Mound” of Flower Mound, but do you know how many different varieties of flowers actually grow there? Have you ever taken a hike up the mound to see what you will find at the summit? A fun FREE activity to do with your family this Mother’s Day weekend!
Experience a Wildflower Walk at The Flower Mound on Saturday, May 11, 2012 between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. rain or shine in honor of National Wildflower Week.
The Flower Mound is located at 2452 Flower Mound Road near the northeast corner of FM 2499/Long Prairie Road and FM 3040/Flower Mound Road in Flower Mound, Texas.
This Flower Mound is the namesake of the town Flower Mound, Texas. Nineteenth century settlers named the site The Flower Mound for the profusion of wildflowers that grow there every spring. Individual citizens saved this historic landmark from the plow and developers for decades and in 1982, through the efforts of Otto Consolvo, its 12.6 acres were set aside forever as a native prairie preserve. The mound is is currently protected by the Mound Foundation, a non-profit organization representing the citizens of Flower Mound. The foundation has identified more than 175 species of wildflowers there.
Visitors to The Flower Mound can enjoy a short walk among native Texas wildflowers. Expected blooms this weekend are Bluet, Engelmann Daisy, Indian Blanket, Mexican Hat, Prairie Larkspur, Purple Horse Nettle, Sensitive Brier and Yarrow.
A path starting at the southwest corner of The Mound leads to the summit and then returns down to the southeast corner of the site. While on the summit, visitors looking southeast can see a beautiful panoramic view of the Dallas skyline.
Self-guided tours are along a natural terrain path. Hikes to summit take less than 15 minutes. There is an easy to moderate incline. Additional parking is available in the adjacent Tom Thumb shopping center.