Tuesday, May 22, 2012
COMMONS FORD PRAIRIE BEGINS TO TAKE SHAPE
Less than ninety days after planting, many of the native wildflowers are showing signs of life on the Commons Ford Prairie. Common Sunflower, Lemon Mint, Drummond phlox, mealy blue sage and Plains Coreopsis, Mexican Hat and Lazy Daisy are but a few of the forbs which are already blooming thanks to the nearly 4 inches of rain over the past two weeks. Native grasses such as Texas cupgrass and green sprangletop have also sprouted. In the last photo, you can see that a male Lesser Goldfinch is already excited about the Common Sunflower. As we move into summer, we expect much more activity. Photos are courtesy of Neal Tuttrup.