Gardengrrl likes being outside and watching "Sky-TV"
By: GardenGrrl , 6:23 PM GMT on March 05, 2012
Last week I did something unheard of at work. I took off during the middle of the shift for a nature hike. (Yes someone else was covering in my absence.)
I had seen a news blurb that the Spring Creek Forest Reserve was giving guided walks to see a rare Texas wildflower called the "Trout Lily". It is also known as the "Dog Tooth Violet" and is not so rare in northern parts of the country.
The Spring Creek Nature Reserve is also a rare find in the paved over metro-plex. It is a bottomland hardwood forest that has been virtually untouched by all the building around here.
Called the spouse and asked if we could have a middle of the after noon date....and oh yeah bring all my camera equipment ;-) So we went to the nature walk. Over 50 other people from as far away as Denton showed up to see the trout lilys. The weather was perfect and the woods refreshing.
Took lots of pictures then went back to work to finish shift. What a great day.
Here is what a single lily flower looks like. The Wichita Indians that lived here first used this plant for healing. It is said to have antiseptic properties.
Just for Ylee I'm adding some of these ae WU photos.
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