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Wildlife Wednesday: April 2016

Choose an animal you really like. Write a 250 word report about it. That or something like it was the assignment. By the time the recess bell rang everyone already had a topic: tigers, baby seals, grizzly bears … If an animal had any charisma at all it was already taken. 893 more words

Native Plants

A Ballyhoo for Spiderwort

Texas is well-known for its spring wildflowers: BluebonnetLupinus texensis

Pink evening primroseOenothera speciosa,

FirewheelGaillardia pulchella,

…and so many others. 1,152 more words

Spriderwort Wildflowers in Deep Purple

It’s Spiderwort Season in Hot Springs National Park!  Spiderwort bloom in a glorious pallet of transitioning color in the light and shade.   A favorite is a rich velvety purple which creates a wonderful contrast to the yellow stamen. 15 more words

Hot Springs National Park

A Parade of Pretties: Bloom Day for March

I’m not going to pretend that this post is anything more than a runway fashion show of the botanical kind.  What follows is a shameless and giddy celebration of the the bounty of blooming beauty that is early spring in my Austin, Texas, zone 8b, garden. 628 more words

Purple Coneflower

Spiderwort species

Hiding low at the base of a live oak, this was the only spiderwort flower to survive the grazing lawnmowers at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX.  92 more words


Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Blue or Purple Flowers

Spiderwort (My WordPress Gravatar)

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The Gluttonous Crab Spider

If you’ve never seen a crab spider, you’re missing out. These are small spiders that hide on flowers and ambush insects as they stop for a drink of nectar (similar to the… 354 more words

Field Notes