Second Act of First Wed

The recent rains are really helping the plants put on a show! I really hope it goes through the summer too.

A large patch of Prairie Verbena (Glandularia bipinnatifida)!
American Basket-flower (Plectocephalus americanus) will certainly be a coming attraction soon!

Barbara’s Buttons (Marshallia caespitosa) and Trailing Ratany (Krameria lanceolata)!
It’s not just the birds and bees. 😉 The Long-horned Flower Beetles (Cerambydidae) found their true love.
So I stopped to check on the Trout Lilies (Erythronium mesochoreum) and found some still had a leaf. Most were gone for the season. No flowers or leaves.

Suzanne documented the Monarch caterpillar!

As we moved from one spot to the next, the species changed with the different micro-habitats!

A Variegated Fritillary caterpillar climbed the Yellow Flax (Linum rigidum)!

Our last animal was this beautiful young Copperhead. Its location seemed a bit odd to us. But what a way to finish the show!

You owe it to yourself to go see the beautiful LBJ NG this spring! Don’t miss the show!

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Keep looking!

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


  1. Gorgeous snake as pretty as any. And I’m stunned by all the wildflowers this spring. Great pics by the way.

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