Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wildflowers are here!

I will post when I hear about the Blue Bonnets at Rob Fleming being ready to visit.

Reminder to everyone, think safety when stopping on a roadside.

If anyone knows the names of flowers, please take a picture and post where you spotted them and the name of the flowers so we all can learn.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Subject: The Spring 2011 Edition of State Parks Getaways is Here!

Wildflowers on Parade 

Roadside Wildflowers5,000! That's the number of wildflower species in Texas. And if it's springtime in Texas, it's time to go scope them out, so pack a picnic and grab your camera. While winter cold snaps and rainfall (or lack thereof) influence their appearance, experience tells us that yes, there really will be wildflowers.

Meanwhile you can celebrate wildflowers by enjoying a visual bouquet or download a Texas wildflower image for your desktop background.

Wildflower lovers can find 700,000 acres along Texas highways to indulge their passion. Find safe stops to admire, photograph and smell the flowers at more than 90 state parks. Some of the most prolific wildflower crops traditionally are found in rolling, verdant Washington County along twisting rural roads and at places like Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park. Before taking the family for a drive to view the wildflowers, encourage your kids to learn what they may see on their next road trip.

Many Texas State Parks will host spring nature walks, such as Dinosaur Valley State Park's Two-Step Across Texas Wildflower Walks in March and April.  Check the events calendar for these and other hiking and plant walk opportunities that will take you up close and personal to Texas' native blossoms.   

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