With some time off from work and a short visit back to the Lone Star State, I was able to get some photos of the great spring most of North Central Texas is having. According to the National Weather Service, parts of Montague County have received 8 inches of precipitation over the last 60 days. That’s been good enough so far for the plants. Keep the rains coming! There are many photos below, although this is hardly a complete springtime pictorial for North Central Texas.
Consider growing the plants shown, or prairie plants applicable to your ecological region, in your yard. Because if you’ve seen one square inch of boring non-native lawn (which sadly occupy more than 32 million acres in the US), you’ve seen them all. If you’ve seen one square foot of prairie, you’ve got hundreds of billions more to see – and it changes every season!
Thanks to Roger Schlichenmaier, owner of the Schlichenmaier Ranch, and to Dr. Lisa Bellows, Director of the Thomsen Nature Preserve for access to their properties, from which several of these photos were taken.