White Rock native prairie: a springtime photo survey (Part 2)
Back on April 9 we were seeing foxglove as the predominant bloomer on the native prairie parklands here in Big D. A little over a week later, blanket flower (Gaillardia) festoons the sloping terrain between Van Dyke and the dense woods bordering Norbuck Park.
A great deal more purple coneflower (Echinacea) is blooming now, coming in a close second to the showy blanket flower — closely followed by the whimsically cone-shaped Mexican Hat (Ratibida).
I even spotted a hitherto unobserved Salvia (lyre leaf sage?), a singular showy thistle blossom, and a shy bunny rabbit trying to make himself invisible as I suddenly appeared on the trail next to his hidey-hole. (It didn’t work.)