At the Top and Down

We had reached the top of the barren. It’s just BS as we go down the other side. You know botany speed. LOL.

The spring growth of Old Plainsman (Hymenopappus artemisiifolius) were scattered about.
A Savannah Sparrow alerted me to its present with a few call notes.
On a some of the branches of the shrubby trees that have managed to eke out living on the barren you can find lichens like the Teloschistes and Physcia.

A common resident of the barrens, White Compass Plant (Silphium albiflorum). Most of time you will just see the rough leaves lying about and not the head.

A Missouri Primrose (Oenothera macrocarpa) seedpod had dispensed all its seeds.
As a working ranch cow patties dot the area!

I am looking forward to Stork’s-bill or Heronbill (Erodium texanum) purple flowers in March and April.

At the bottom of hill we reached the second creek!

And this is where I will stop today. Tomorrow the creek’s treasures!

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Keep looking!

The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know


  1. I always love finding primrose seed pods. When we were in Belize our guide was quick too tell us he was Mayan and that Mayans weren’t gone.😊

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