As you enter the Wildlife Refuge you see the Large Leaf Milkweed that has one of the strangest looking blooms in under its broad leaves. Most people didn’t even know they had a bloom and are shocked when they see what it looks like. The Red Ants are having a field day on the nectar that seeps from this plant.
The Ladybug makes a colorful addition to this False Queen Ann’s Lace bloom. It looks like there are two of them stuck together on this little stem. They have not arrived in the area in large numbers at this time, but usually build up in time to keep a lot of field pest under control.
I didn’t even see the Spider that is to the left of center in the picture till I downloaded it. He sure blends well with the color of this bloom. The plant is The Plains Zinnia and is a very hardy dry-land plant.
I had forgot to mention that the Sandhill Crane that visit each fall have been numbered as a Blue Zillion. I didn’t do the counting, but the number is impressive when you see them coming and going from the refuge. Enough for today and their is more pictures for another time. Pray for rain so people and Wild things can make another year in West texas. John Tucker