Now the party can begin…

purplish-white flowers with yellow centers, close to the ground

Pasque Flowers

purplish-white flowers with yellow centers

Pasque Flowers

I’ve been watching for them all week and then this morning I spotted them. The pasque flowers were up and blooming!

Pasque flowers are one of our earliest and most spectacular native spring flowers. They are found in dry, rocky, and gravely prairies.

Besides spotting the pasque flowers, I also saw the first bluebird of the season and a tree full of meadowlarks… even almost stepped on a garter snake sunning itself on the path. Now that all the stars of the prairie are accounted for the party can start!

The show is ever changing throughout the spring, summer, and fall. I will be waiting and enjoying each of the discoveries as they arrive!

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