It’s officially springtime in Texas, and with the changing of seasons comes everyone’s favorite wildflower: the bluebonnet.
The oft-photographed flower starts appearing in southern Texas fields as early as late March, and will be in north Texas by mid-April. According to Blue Bonnet Love, the best hotspots to photograph this epitome of Texan beauty are in DeWitt and Washington counties, the Hill Country and Ennis.
There are other wildflowers to check out, too, like the Indian blanket, Pink evening primrose and the blackfoot daisy.
Here at the Statesman, we think Austin’s got some pretty great natural wildflower and bluebonnet spots too, and we want to see them from our readers. Snap your photos and send them to us on Twitter @statesman or email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and they could be featured in a gallery. (And if you’re looking for some help, we’ve got eight tips for taking better bluebonnet pictures.)
Go out and find some wildflowers!