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Nature in the Texas Hill Country

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Conservation education online: Edwards Mountain, Pipe Creek, Texas, close to Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, a 125 acre wildflower management area, protecting wild flowers, native flowering plants, providing food for bees and insects from wildflowers showy white flowers are Black foot daisy make up, a native Texas wildflower in the Texas Hill Country, photographed blooming in Spring at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve Bandera Logo of Bandera County, Texas BSB Conservation education online: milkweed texana, a native plant or wildflower of Texas can be seen at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation 128 acre nature reserve in the southern Texas Hill Country
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We try to give you a glimpse of the magnificent wildflowers that cover the Texas landscape. We show wild flowers that can be seen at BSB Nature Preserve and around us in the Texas Hill Country
BSB wildflowers in spring Texas Hill Country, where more nature conservation is the only solution
Texas Spring wildflower meadow

wild yellow flower meadows in spring Texas Hill Country along Highway and farm roads
Texas Spring wildflower highway meadow

conservation education online: texas wildflowers on a wildflower meadow with horses watching blue, pink and wild flowers, wildflower biodiversity
Beautiful Texas Hill Country Nature

Once was an intact food chain. Texas wildflowers eaten by other animals, eaten by other animals
Once there was an intact food-chain in the Texas Hill Country
Nature was in balance

Once was an intact food-chain. Texas wildflowers eaten by buffaloes, bison, cibolo
Once millions of buffaloes were roaming Texas

Longhorn steaks, best from Texas. Texas wildflowers eaten by longhorns
The famous Texas Longhorn

Texas native wildlife: Armadillo
Armadillos are still seen in the Texas Hill Country
Porcupines were part of an intact food-chain. Texas wildflowers eaten by buffaloes, bear food were weak dear, porcupines, armadillos, rabbits
A closeup of a Texas Porcupine

Can you imagine the Texas Hill Country without
white tailed deer are seen everywhere in the Texas Hill Country. But wrong hunting behavior lowered the quality of the white tailed deer very much. Average size of a white tailed deer buck shrank about 10 percent
White tailed deer - Odocoileus virginianus

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nature conservation canyon, juniper TX cedar, TX oak, mountain laurel, part of the Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, Pipe Creek TX, main office of Bear Springs Blossom Nature Conservation, learn online, learn on guided tours, learn attending our lectures. Science: How to conserve nature
Mountain Laurel blossoms at BSB Nature Preserve

Conservation education wildflowers: Penstemon triflorus, a native wildflower in the Texas Hill Country, photographed at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve
Penstemon triflorus
Blossom show April to May

wildflowers Texas Hill Country Nature Preserve, where more nature conservation is shown and practiced
Texas wildflowers arrangement

Visit Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, TX Hill Country

* Texas Hill Country - Flowers - Trees *


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Wildflowers of
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Yellow evening Primrose, photo take at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve in the Texas Hill Country

Evening pleasure
- Yellow evening primrose
- Oenothera missouriensis
- blooms April to June
- blossoms open only in the evening

Guillardia or fire wheel picture taken at nature education garden of BSB nature preserve in Texas

Beauty of Texas

- Indian Blanket
- Gaillardia pulchella
- blooms April to June
- 4 - 12 inch high

Texas wildflower yellow Bladderpot

Vacation in Texas

- Bladderpod
- Lesquerella Fendleri
- blooms March - May at Nature Preserve
- 8 - 10 inch high

beautiful Texas wildflower Blackfoot Daisy

- Blackfoot Daisy
- Melampodium leucanthum
- blooms March to November
- 4 - 10 inch high

Texas native wildflower Indian Blanket

- Indian Blanket
- or Fire-wheel
- Gaillardia pulchella
- 5 - 10 inch
hummingbirds eat insects, enjoy sugar water and lick pollen from Texas wild flowers

Hummingbird
in Texas
Hummingbird = Kolibri
its wings beat so fast
you hear
a loud hum


Texas cactus Claret cup

Native plants in Texas

- Claret Cup
- Echinocereus triglochidiatus
- blooms April to May
- 4 - 9 inch high

Butterfly

Maximilian Sunflower
- helianthus maximiliani
- blooms August to October
- 3 - 12 ft high

longhorn


- The famous Texas Longhorn

- oh boy, best steaks in the world !!
(because of all the
beautiful Texas wildflowers)
longhorn



Excuse me -
NO wildflower, but as famous as
Texas wildflowers

- Texas Longhorn

May all your weeds be wildflowers ...



Claret cup
* hedgehog-Cacti *


Beautiful colors, a lot of thorns

red, yellow, lilac, white
small to huge
most of the time limestone
and a lot of rocks ...
a few drops of rain

rain amount 2008 plus 2009 11 inches
No, not a month,
in both years

rain amount in 2002 50 inches
NO, not in a year
in 5 days in July

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+ A bright variety +
+ look close - +
+ something is always blooming

Conservation of native cacti: horsecrippler





- Horse-Crippler
- Echinocactus texensis
- known as Devils Head
- got his name, because
- when a horse steps on it
- it got crippled
- blooms April - May

Texas friendly spoken here
- wild Cacti - blue blooming Wild-Lupines

Conservation of the Texas icon: Texas Blue Bonnet wildflower meadow

Vacation in Texas

- Texas Bluebonnet
- Lupinus texensis
- blooms March to April
- 4 - 12 inch high

- The Texas Bluebonnet is
- the State flower of Texas

 Texas famous wildflowers Blue Bonnet





- Texas Bluebonnet meadow
- Lupinus texensis
- blooms March to April
- white, blue
- violet
- 4 - 12 inch high

- Texas State-Flower

sun

Native to Texas

- Texas Bluebonnet
- Lupinus texensis
- together with other
- Wildflowers

Mountain Laurel is a evergreen shrub up to a tree blooming white to lilac in Texas spring at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve

Vacation in Texas

- Mountain Laurel
- Sophora secundiflora
- evergreen
- blooms
- white, blue to violet
- strong good fragrance
- blooms March to April
- up to 20 ft high

Agarita a Texas native shrub blooms very early in spring, produces berries that can be eaten by humans


Vacation in Texas

- Agarita
- Berberis trifoliolata
- blooms February
- evergreen
- good fragrance
- 1 - 10 ft high
- you can make a good
- jelly out of the berries

Redbud native tree in Central Texas. photo taken at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve
Conservation of the native Redbud tree: Redbud cercis canadensis, photo taken at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve
Redbud with blossoms


Beauty in Spring

- Redbud
- Cercis canadensis
- blooms February
- leaves come after the bloom
- 3 varieties
- Eastern-, Texas-
>-- Mexican Redbud
- up to 45 ft high



Texas Madrone tree arbutus
BSB has many Madrone trees
Madrone tree, arbutus, a rare tree in The Texas Hill Country

Very special to the TX Hill Country

- Madrone /Madrona
- or Naked Indian
- or Indian Lady's Leg
- Arbutus xalapensis
- blooms February to March,
- evergreen
- very rare, but we have over
300 of them
- red trunk
- white or pink flowers
- up tp 40 ft high



Monarch butterfly choose Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve on its migration from and to Mexico

Wildlife in Texas

Monarch butterfly
Danaus plexippus
Wingspan 3 to 4 inches
migrates through Texas


- What could the flowers do
- without the butterflies ? ..


twisted leafed Yucca, yucca rupicola,  a Texas native succulent

Vacation in Texas

- Twisted leaf Yucca
- Yucca rupicola
- blooms April to June
- 1 ft to 2 ft high
- flower stem up to 7 ft
- the deer love this flower

our Sun provides warmth and energy for native plants, animals, flora and fauna





Earth's sun provides the energy for all birds, wildflowers, for all wildlife, native flowers, mammals and humans
Be friendly - friendly as a Texan



Trails at Bear Springs Blossom
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This is Bear Springs Blossom Main Trail, easy to walk - with many places to rest and enjoy Nature
Upper part of our Big Rock Trail - parts are steep 
Chrysactinia mexicana - Damianita
strongly scented shrub - blooms June to October
Golden cheeked Warbler endangered specy at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, Texas Hill Country Golden Cheeked Warbler an endangered bird protected at Bear Springs Blossom
Great-View-Trail, a wonderful trail,
but you should be fit to walk it
Chainsaw valley trail, some people gave
their blood while working on it ..
Black willow trail - beautiful mulch covered walking trail winding through the BSB Willow canyon
hill to nature trail at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve, Texas Hill Country The upper part of our Golden cheeked Warbler habitat - Hill top trail
The lower part of our Golden cheeked Warbler habitats
robin singing at Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve in the Texas Hill Country A Robin praising Nature
The home of the Madrones is the
TX Hill Country - you can see over 300 at
Bear Springs Blossom
Every rain changes our Creek bed trail
The creek bed was built by the Pipe Creek a long time ago
View up to parkbench at Big rock trail
Nature .. protected forever ...


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Agarita
Agarita
Agarita
Bladderpod
Black foot Daisy
Blue Bonnet
Blue Bonnet
Blue Bonnet
Blue Bonnet
Blue Gillia
Buckeye
Claret cup
Claret cup
Gaillardia - firewheel
Gaillardia - firewheel
Gayfeather
Gayfeather
Greenlily
Horse Crippler
Indian Blanket
Lace Cactus
Gaillardia
Madrone - arbutus
Madrone
Madrone
Mexican hat
Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel
Mountain Laurel blossom
Mountain Pink
Navajo tea
Penstemon
TX Persimmon
Puccoon native to Texas blossom
Queens delight
Redbud tree
Texas Redbud
Twisted leafed Yucca
Venus looking glas, wildflower of Texas
Little Bluestem - native grass

A wildflower also wild flower is a flower that grows wild, meaning it was not intentionally seeded or planted. Wildflower meadows are mostly men made, but in same places Nature provided us with this treat.
The term "wildflower" is found in many languages, for example Germany has the word "Wildblumen". Wildflower are neither a hybrid nor a selected cultivar - it appears in the wild as a native plant.
Scientists do not like the term wildflower and generally try to be more specific - the latin names for our wildflowers are used all over Earth and make it much easier to talk about the same plant species.

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Beautiful bouquets can be made from wildflowers.
Certain native wildflowers can be used in arrangements and bouquets.

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