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3/2/2016 1:42 PM
 

Do you remember the "once-in-a-lifetime" 2010 season? This photo is from that year and was taken along Texas 29 before RR-1431.  I was honored to have this photo featured on NBC's Today show.  That year, I was also privileged to help guide Sue Bishop (http://www.suebishop.co.uk/), a well-known wildflower photographer from England. That is how far the word spread about the 2010 season.

For the past 15 plus years I have traveled through Texas enjoying and photographing our beautiful Texas Wildflowers - especially my first love, the Texas Bluebonnet. Each year I have shared my findings in reports to help others locate those grand displays of color.  I have just completed my pre-season report for this year.

Details including outlook by regions, rainfall maps, wildflower regions map can be found in the full freely available eBook "Texas Wildflower Report - 2016 Outlook" - download at: http://www.wildflowerhaven.com/eBooks

Here is a short summary - This past fall we matched the 2009 fall precipitation totals for September through November. That 2009 fall for the 2010 season resulted in lots of plants germinating.  Based on recent scouting reports, there are plants out there and in spots the coverage is widespread. So from that standpoint we are on track to match the 2010 wildflower season.  But a pesky Polar Vortex has caused some disturbances in the climate force for January and February that might alter the outcome for this spring.  Because of the above normal temperatures in February, some of those plants are in early bloom especially along roadsides of Texas 71 and Texas 16. It also appears this year that the Hill Country might actually peak earlier than locations south of San Antonio.  So when it comes to winter temperatures we are actually matching more the 2012 season. During that season, the Hill Country peaked by the end of March into the first week of April. Ennis peaked the beginning of the second week instead of the third week in 2012.  I will be going on a scouting trip this week to see if I can determine how the fields are doing. Until then enjoy the free Texas Wildflower Report eBook. More eBooks focused on bluebonnets are forthcoming.

 

 
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HomeHomeWildflower Phot...Wildflower Phot...Texas Wildflowe...Texas Wildflowe...Do you remember the "once-in-a-lifetime" 2010 season?Do you remember the "once-in-a-lifetime" 2010 season?