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Spring has sprung in BB

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Offline vbb

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Spring has sprung in BB
« on: February 18, 2010, 12:42:44 PM »
The Big Bend bluebonnets are making a great show this year, and many more flowers are sure to follow with the winter rains we had this year.

I love Spring visits to the Big Bend!  The weather is awesome right now, 70's and clear.

Here are some photos of the wildflowers:
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Re: Spring has sprung in BB
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2010, 10:43:57 PM »
Beautiful!  Hope they are still there when I come in 2 weeks!

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Re: Spring has sprung in BB
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2010, 11:12:18 PM »
Beautiful!  Hope they are still there when I come in 2 weeks!

They were just starting to come out last week.  In a couple of weeks they should be even better!

Al

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Re: Spring has sprung in BB
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2010, 08:27:04 AM »
Wow, a lot earlier than I expected.  I was worried that my April 1-10 trip would be too early for the bluebonnets, now I hope it isn't too late.  :eusa_pray:
"I have an excellent profession, but I don't enjoy it near as much as I do when I am in the heart of the wilderness, surrounded by marvelous creations, and efforting to capture what I see and feel so I may share it with others."

-Me 09/12/2011

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Re: Spring has sprung in BB
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2010, 05:29:00 PM »
Just a few bluebonnets so far in Castolon.  Some Yucca flowers along the Old Maverick Road.  Little "lace-spine" cacti blooming along the Mule Ears Spring Trail.  Lots of buds showing all around.

Ted

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Re: Spring has sprung in BB
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2010, 08:00:00 AM »
I was planning my first visit mid April.  Sounds like it should be moved up a few weeks.  When does the spring break crowd thin down?
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Re: Spring has sprung in BB
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2010, 09:07:54 AM »
I saw some bluebonnets, two days ago, along the roadside between the tunnel and Rio Grande Village.  There were enough to catch my attention, but not enough to use the word "prolific."  I stopped to take a few obligatory pictures.

I also saw some in the wash by that long bridge on the way into/out of Rio Grande Village.


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Re: Spring has sprung in BB
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2010, 12:13:29 PM »
The Bluebonnets are best on the River Road through the State Park.  They can be overwhelming over there!

Spring Break usually dies down the last week of March, so early April might be a good time to make a trip.  Just in case, be sure to make reservations for lodging.

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