With spring emerging leaf by leaf, now is the time to begin taking note of what’s sprouting or blooming on the trails. This time of year, most of the evidence of spring is small, so you need to look very closely. If you do, you’ll find anemones, aka windflowers, bright spots amid the fresh new grass. You’ll see the tiny blooms of the elbowbush, one of the earliest flowers to appear, a real draw for the bees. And you’ll catch sight of Texas baby blue eyes, one of the few wildflowers you’ll find blooming in the shade.
If you aren’t sure what to look for, these photos might be of help.
(Photos by Susan Hanson)