Plant ID / Range Science

Do you love the great outdoors? If so, this project is for you! You’ll learn how to manage land, natural resources, and the environment. You can learn about your environment, and the responsibility you have for natural resources, and the connections between plants, animals, soil, and water. This is a great project for someone who wants to own a ranch or manage land that produces renewable goods and services for humans. – description obtained from 

Texas 4-H Range Science Webpage: – Website has direct links for study guides, contest resources, and participant resources.


  • Range and Pasture Grass Identification Contest
  • 4-H Range Evaluation Contest

Pedernales Falls Plant ID Hike

  • Saturday, October 20th
  • Pedernales Falls State Park
  • 8:00am—12:00pm
  • Please RSVP!

Interested in Range Judging or Plant ID? Not sure what that is?  We will look at plants while we hike. Hike will probably be about 2-3 miles long at moderate intensity.  Parents welcome.  No cost except the $6 dollars to get into the park (Kids 12 and under are free).  Good hiking shoes and your own drinking water required. Long pants recommended.  We will meet at the Gillespie County Extension Office at 8 am and carpool over there. Please contact 830-997-3452 to let us know that you are coming.  Contact Beth McMahon at 830-997-3452 or with questions.   Please RSVP!



Plant ID Project Underway!

Come learn how to identify native plants and have fun doing so!  Participants must be in at least the 3rd grade.  We will need adult help with this team, so if you are interested, please contact Beth McMahon at 830-997-3452 or by email to Rotations may be available.  Please see the information sheet below for contest dates and additional details.

Plant ID Contest Dates and Additional Information (pdf)

To sign up, complete the online form here and submit the signed Code of Conduct Agreement to Beth McMahon at the Gillespie County Extension Office.

4-H Plant ID Signup

Form to sign up for the 4-H Plant ID team
  • Please write 4-H member's name here
  • Please write grade level for the current 2016-2017 4-H year here.
  • Please write the best parent phone number to contact you.
  • Please give us the best email address to contact you.

Plant ID Code of Conduct (pdf)




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