Thursday, May 16, 2013

Spring Beauty in the Hills

     The Red Hills are rejoicing spring once again.  While the wildflowers are behind their normal blooming progression because of such a cool early spring, they are starting to express their beauty.  Still considered in drought, much of Kansas rangelands have received some much-needed rains this spring which certainly encouraged wildflowers to get to their business.  The natural floral displays of the Red Hills are of the most spectacular in Kansas particularly because of the red soil backgrounds which set the natural bouquets against a brilliant earthly canvas.  

     Stemless Hymenoxis and Missouri Locoweed are currently greeting visitors to the Red Hills of South-central Kansas.   Now is the time to get to this enchanting part of Kansas to enjoy this natural phenomenon.