Saturday, February 21, 2015

Lupine Seedlings Keep Coming

I was pleasantly surprised today to find two more seedlings in one of the wild lupine areas some distance west of the 2008 planting area.

One of the yearlings will appears healthy. If it survives, it may bloom and put out more seeds in a year or two.

There are few mature plants in any of the areas at the moment, but I noticed today that at least one of them is forming buds, which means flowers should start appearing within a few weeks.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Gopher Tortoise May Have Moved In

I found a burrow that appears to be a young Gopher Tortoise, origin unknown.
There are many abandoned burrows here, but no resident population.
I have seen two tortoises here in the past 13 years. One dug a burrow, but was only here briefly. I also found one dead once near another burrow.
I have not seen the critter yet.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lupine Seedling Survey Under Way

The Scrub Lupines are popping up everywhere.
The folks from Bok Tower are flagging them as they find them.
A handful from last year's crop are still alive.
There are only a couple plants mature enough to bloom this year.