More First Wed

We headed down the hill!

Antelope Horns (Asclepias asperula ssp capricornu) was also near the parked cars!
The seed pod was mature and split open!
A few days before on my scouting trip the Big-top Dalea (Dalea enneandra) was not flowering yet. It was on First Wed! The Daleas are really stunning!
We were nowhere near a place a crawdad would reside. We speculated someone had carried their meal to the hill side. A raccoon was one of the suggestions.
Skeleton Plants (Lygodesmia texana) were wedged between a pair of Queen’s Delights (Stillingia texana). This patch of the Skeleton Plants was a bit unusual. Mostly you will only see one or two in group. Certainly this must have been prime real estate!
The group was examining all types of fauna and flora. The Purple Coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia) in the foreground had a good year but it waning now.
Dogweed (Dysodiopsis tagetoides) was another that had not been blooming a few days earlier.
Another katydid!
The cutworm was crawling up the side of the sandstone bank. Wonder what they were thinking?

There was a White Compass Plant blooming and Jerry seemed to be heading for it.
So stomachs were growling. And we had reached the Meadow Pinks. Though you really can’t see them in this photo with all of their tall neighbors. Time to head back.

Thanks to all that came and shared. It was another great First Wed!

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


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