Its that time of year again! Central Texas and the greater San Antonio area explode with wildflowers across the many highways and scenic routes dotting the Texas Hill Country. Whether your looking for a scenic drive just outside of San Antonio, or if you want to getaway to the Hill Country and stay in Fredricksburg here is what to expect this season.
The people who prognosticate about how strong the wildflower season will be and when the blooms will peak predicted an early start for the bluebonnets this spring (some were actually spotted in February around San Antonio and to the north) and a season lasting longer than usual after an unseasonably warm winter. Bluebonnets were even spotted Feb. 21 blooming in the parking lot of the Blue Bonnet Cafe in Marble Falls (known more for its meringue-topped pies than its actual bluebonnets).
“Like everyone else, we are seeing wildflower blooms come early this year,” Lee Clippard, director of communications for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, told the Austin American-Statesman this week. “Before March, we were already seeing bluebonnets blooming along I-35 and MoPac in Central Austin. Bluebonnets are about four weeks earlier than usual,” Clippard added.
Some info courtesy of Terry Scott Bertling, Travel Editor at My San Antonio