The Rio Brazos Master Naturalists together with Luminant Corporation will sponsor a Native Arts Day at the Comanche Peak Nature Trail in Glen Rose, Texas
This event will highlight the understory of this Cross Timbers nature trail along with its rich history and the abundance of plants that were used in the everyday life of the Native Americans. Although this area is relatively small, it encompasses varied wildlife, a sand dune, and an approximately ½ mile nature trail that can inspire you with the sounds of nature and the stillness under the canopy of trees.
For this event there will be hands on stations where you will learn how various plants were used to make rope, soap, war paint, dye , beadwork, ink and food, as well as other aspects of Native and early Texan life. Naviga-tion, artifacts , tracking , and examples of basket weaving will be included.
We encourage all to come out and join us to hear Lance Tahmahkera’s presentation starting at 9 am. Bring a chair and join us for this special opportunity. Lance is the great- great- grandson of Comanche Chief Quanah Parker. If you are familiar with Texas history, you have heard the stories of Cynthia Ann Parker being kid-napped by a Comanche raiding party. Lance will speak of family history, Comanche culture, folklore and sto-ry telling, and have a touch table complete with buckskin and bows followed by Q & A.
What to bring/wear: Long pants and closed toe shoes – plenty of drinking water, sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a pic-nic if you would like to have lunch at the trail after the event.
Where: The trail-head can be found by following HWY 56 at Glen Rose to the entrance of the Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant. Turn right just before the Training Center building. Proceed to the back of the parking lot behind the Training Center. Parents should accompany their children.