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Spring flowers are in full bloom. Grab your camera and head out to the City of Huntsville’s many parks and trails to enjoy the colors and beauty.
City Horticulturalist David Zellar encourages citizens to get up close and personal with the bluebonnets and wildflowers sprouting towards the sun.
“Rather Park has a great patch of bluebonnets right now,” Zellar said. “You can get in the beds, walk through and sit in the patches. We just ask that you don’t pick the flowers.”
There are bunches of bluebonnets also at Gibbs Park and Eastham-Thomason Park.
“There is something growing every part of the year at Eastham-Thomason,” Zellar said. “In early spring, there is crimson clover. In mid-spring, there are, of course, bluebonnets. Then in late spring, there are prairie flowers, black-eyed susans and bluebells.”
Zellar added Town Creek Trail features walking trails with wildflowers at 7th Street and Avenue N. The trail is marked and has a Wildflower Conservation sign near it. Visitors can experience the scenic forest environment along Town Creek.
There are five major wildflower conservation areas in Huntsville, including along Smither Drive; Veterans Memorial Parkway, past Col. Etheridge Drive; along the frontage of Bruce Brothers Regional Airport, on Highway 75; on 11th Street, at the Huntsville Police Department; and on in several areas of Town Creek Trail at 7th Street, near Avenue N, and on Mesquite Drive at Avenue M.
For a complete list of parks in Huntsville, visit www.HuntsvilleTX.gov/CityParks.