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Rebecca M says:

Plants Seen: Gibraltar Candytuft

Sighted on: 2015-05-25

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Ken B says:

The bluebonnets and indian paintbrush may be gone, but everything else is blooming!

Plants Seen: Beebalm, Indian Blanket, Mexican Hat Plant, Purple Prairie Verbena, Texas Prickly Pear, Texas Rock Rose, Texas Thistle, White Prickly Poppy

Sighted on: 2015-05-24

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Dave & Melissa S says:

On FM 1323 then left on 16 to Fredericksburg, Comfort, to Boerne and back to New Braunfels. Middle of the highway was a riot of red, blue, orange, yellow. Huge bluebonnets and Green Antelope Horn Milkweed.

Plants Seen: Acute Indian Paintbrush, Common Gaillardia, Giant Coreopsis, Texas Bluebonnet, Wine Cup, Green Antelopehorn

Sighted on: 2015-04-24

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Cal M says:

Below is a Dropbox link to a collection of photos taken Tues Apr 21.
Terry, Lynn, Garza, Kent, & Stonewall counties

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/29on8bi2xdbdmea/AADv6zqekculgFvV98eQQtA-a?dl=0

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Sighted on: 2015-04-21

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Greg L says:

Beautiful field with plenty of parking. This field is located at the Texas Health Alliance hospital so it is very easily accessible.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2015-04-19

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John M says:

Plants Seen: Wild Things

Sighted on: 2015-04-13

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John M says:

Yellow bluebonnet

Plants Seen: Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2015-04-13

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Ricky K says:

Fields of bluebonnets along the Colorado River in Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2015-04-09

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Ada M says:

Massive profusion of bluebonnets along Wiseman Blvd, Loop 1604W, and Alamo Ranch, San Antonio. There are also yellow daisies and some phlox.
This is my first posting on this website. I hope to be able to share more pictures in the future.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnet Lupine, Phlox, Lanceleaf Tickseed

Sighted on: 2015-04-07

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Ken B says:

Hi Ada,

Welcome and thanks so much for sharing your fantastic photos!

You can also create a gallery of photos. The link is under Community in the top navigation.

Ken

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Ada M says:

Part 2 of my sightseeing trip on the 6th of April. (Part 1 was Loop 1604 and Alamo Ranch, San Antonio. See previous posting)
What a thrill to find so many Paintbrushes! White Poppies were also in abundance.
CR 6723 in Natalia and FM 476 in Somerset were especially rewarding.

Plants Seen: Blue Curls, Indian Paintbrush, Phlox, White Poppies, Verbenas

Sighted on: 2015-04-06

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Rhonda R says:

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Don't know the flower names, but fields upon fields of white flowers, fields of bluebonnets, indian paintbrush. Lovely views, nice vista of creek with all sorts of wildflowers. The northern part of the loop is the best. So glad we went there.

Plants Seen: Indian Blanket, White Prickly Poppy, tuber vervain, Indian Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2015-04-05

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Rhonda R says:

Beautiful mix of blues, reds, yellows on fields, roadside.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2015-04-05

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John M says:

Plants Seen: Wild Blue Phlox

Sighted on: 2015-04-05

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Judy W says:

On King Ranch scattered flowers, Bluebonnets start around Kingsvilke, Hwy 37 Corpus to San Antonio is best ever, lots of Bluebonnets and Paintbrush mixed with otbers, large fields of Poppies... Well worth the trip, best use the side road that follows 37.

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Sighted on: 2015-04-05

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Red I says:

Nice roadside bluebonnets & paintbrush, especially in the median

Plants Seen: Indian Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet

Sighted on: 2015-04-04

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Ken B says:

Had a great outing with Bill Robertson and Lynn today! CR 315 Is just amazing! Lots of bluebonnets and white prickly poppies. A few paintbrush and other species. Also saw a huge field of white prickly poppies probably 10 miles east of Llano on 71 on the north side. The Llano area is near to peak and just amazing. Get out and make the trip this weekend!

Plants Seen: Christmas Cactus, Eve's Needle, Indian Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet, White Prickly Poppy

Sighted on: 2015-04-03

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Arno H says:

Lots of Bluebonnet on both sides of the road, getting better further north, very nice on Tx152 from US87 to Tx16 in Llano, then south on Tx 16 to about 15 miles north of Fredericksburg. It was amazing!

Plants Seen: Blackfoot Daisy, Bluebonnets, Scarlet Indian Paintbrush, White Prickly Poppy

Sighted on: 2015-04-03

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Elyse M says:

Willow City Loop spectacular this year. Mostly Bluebonnets some cows as this is private property. Park only on side of the road. Terrific ride just for the scenery alone. Highway 16 from Willow City Loop to Llano covered in Bluebonnets.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2015-04-02

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Joe M says:

Stop what you are doing right now and go see this! Thank heaven for the drought. Even though we have had rain this year the lakes have not filled up for several years, and bluebonnets rule in the dry lake beds. You have to see this....a dry dock where there once was water is now floated on a bed of bluebonnets! Also, just east of 1431 on Hwy 29, light house with bluebonnets.

Link to photos here:
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Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2015-04-02

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Bill R says:

today's trip:
April 2nd....left Fredericksburg and heading towards Marble Falls.....was very dissappointed to find that the ole stone building sitting in the field of 'bonnetts had been cut, and not enough to take a pik of, from there took Park Road 4 up to Inks Lake SP, some 'bonnetts along the road, but not many. Did see and photograph a great healthy bunch of Strawberry Cactus. Then down to Kingsland area out to hwy 71, real nice roadside of 'bonnetts and paintbrush. Then up to LLano, then out to Bluffton and Tow (not much there), back to LLano and drove on 152 to Castel, very pretty road with 'bonnetts and great views, nice it was, and then returned on CR's back to Fredericksburg. The route we took getting to Fredericksburg along route 152 and from Kingsland to hwy 71 was dead on the money.

In my opinion the 'bonnetts are full peak. I would not recommend anyone driving long distances to come here.

Tomorrow is Enchanted Rock, and will give you feedback later ...

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Phlox, Spiderwort, Strawberry Cactus

Sighted on: 2015-04-02

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Ken B says:

Great report Bill! Thanks for sharing!

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Bill R says:

Beautiful field, wow. Also check out Kenny Rd., McCoy Rd., and McConnel Rd. Lots of reds and blues.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2015-04-01

Charles T says:

Intersection of SH 71 and 386. A hillside covered with flowers between Brady and Pontotoc.

Also on SH 71, in the area of the San Saba County line, there are numerous elevated right of ways that have many flowers.

SH 16: Between Llano and the Willow City Loop entrance, there are many stands of wildflowers. There is a great stand of flowers at the Oxford Ranch Campground entrance. The camp is private property so do not go in there, but there is plenty of room to park safely on the right of way.

Here is a link to photos taken on 3-31-2015. The time to go would be now.

http://www.longskyimages.com/p677063206

Plants Seen: Prairie Indian Paintbrush, Texas Bluebonnet, White Prickly Poppy, Yellow Evening Primrose

Sighted on: 2015-03-31

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Bill R says:

Both FM 159 east of La Grange and FM 609 towards Flatonia are swimming in wildflowers.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush

Sighted on: 2015-03-31

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Bill R says:

Nice fields along Longpoint Road off FM 390.

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2015-03-31

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Joe M says:

Lots of Bluebonnets, starting to peak

Plants Seen: Bluebonnets

Sighted on: 2015-03-31

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