Palm Society of South Texas (PSST)

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14 May 2011

Palmetto State Park hosted by the Baker's

 the sabal minor forest

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Our May 2011 meeting took us to Palmetto State Park. Bill and Norma Baker hosted this meeting and furnished the main course for the picnic style luncheon. We had a decent turn out for being this far north and secluded. The members that made the meeting were privileged to experience a wonderful little park full of native sabal minor palms along with a large variety of native trees. The members sat around socializing while lunch was prepared and they enjoyed the warm sunny afternoon. After lunch, we had a volunteer park ranger provide a talk about the park, it's history and native vegetation. After the presentation, we had a short society meeting covering the up coming meetings and the treasury report. Once the meeting concluded, most members opted to discover the hiking trails through the native sabal minor forest. We thank the Baker's for hosting this adventurous society meeting.

map depicting the area and it's treasures

 close up of the sabal minor

 preservation is important

socializing with others

waiting on the food

 park ranger talks up the park

 Jana and her guest

 Jv & Yong

 for those that want a cool off

Our next meeting will be at Padre Island on 25 Jun 11. Look forward to seeing you at one of the up coming meetings.

Photos by Ed Ladd & Louis Forrai. Summary & Web page by John Volk.

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