Saturday, May 11, 2013

National Wildflower Week - 2013

What a beautiful weekend we have on tap in North Texas to wrap up National Wildflower Week. I hope you are having great weather where you are. If not, wait out the rain, cold or whatever might be keeping you in this weekend and get out and enjoy the wildflowers in your area when you can. The purpose of this week is not only to view the beautiful native wildflowers around you but to also learn about their value and how to protect them from the encroachment of invasive species. While having a national week focused on these aims raises awareness, these activities shouldn’t be undertaken solely during this week.

You can learn more about wildflowers and what this week's aims are on the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s site. They also have a separate page with 20 suggestions for observing National Wildflower week.

Here in North Texas, the bluebonnets are getting towards the end of their bloom season, however there are still lots of other native wildflowers still going strong such as spiderwort, plains coreopsis, primrose, sundrops, winecups and many others.

If the weather is nice, how about taking a stroll with mom on Mother’s Day to view the wildflowers in your area?