Rosehill Park - This 75 acre prairie is located north of Country Club Road across from Lyle Middle School in Garland.
There is a good diversity of native grasses and forbs, including Indian Grass, Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Eastern Gama, Side-oats Grama, and Threeawn. On our first visit, November 12, 2002, Derek Hill spotted a Leconte's and Grasshopper Sparrow, two prairie-dependent birds. More information on Rosehill Prairie can be found at
The Park is bordered on all sides by subdivisions just southwest of Lake Ray Hubbard in Garland. The actual tall-grass
prairie is mixed with wooded areas in a mosaic of habitats, including a small wetland pond. The Park faces recreational demands
of new and older residents alike.....this page is help residents understand the complex beauty of the Park and the need
to maintain its original character.
Photo taken by Richard Prather, Garland during the week of October 17, 2004
Left to Right:
Late summer . . .
Wild Four-O'Clocks frame this prairie image (Sept. 2004)
Eryngo (purple) with Snow-on-the-Prairie
Late afternoon sunlight on Indian Grass, one of the true native prairie grasses here
Indian Grass in bloom
Prairie Agalinis with ant
Liatris and Snow-on-the-Prairie
small wetland pond which had lots of frogs