Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bluebonnet Fever

It is springtime and it is the season to go on a nature quest! The hill country is a perfect backdrop for colorful wildflowers. As you’re driving on Mopac and passing greenbelts on 360 you can catch a glimpse of the native blooms all around Austin and Central Texas. Whether you are a plant enthusiast or just interested in sightseeing, here are a few ideas of places where you can stop, wander around and take pictures with Bluebonnets, Pink Evening Primrose, Indian Paintbrush and more:

Brushy Creek Lake Park – Located in Cedar Park, the open fields are perfect to gaze at the patches of flowers while having a picnic with your kids.  
Wildflower Center

Mayfield Park – Nature abundant, you will be treated to water features, peacocks, walking trails and flowers scattered around. 

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – This is an awesome place to take family photos. Plus, there are other types of plants, cacti and roses to see that thrive in the Texas climate.

Willow City Loop – Nestled 12 miles outside of Fredericksburg. It is a bit of a commute but the drive will surely be scenic. Also, stop by the Wild Seed Farm. Not only can you buy seeds and other natives, they have a path to wander on to see the different variety of flowers up close.

Where is your favorite place to go?

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