Though it may feel like this winter is going to go on forever, fear not, as spring flowers are well on their way. Especially in the state of Texas.
As the site explained, the region experienced an above average rainfall this winter, which could lead to a megabloom. Wildflowers, including the region’s famed bluebonnets, are even expected to blanket the region earlier than usual.
"Based on rainfall analysis, temperature analysis and scouting reports, the 2019 season is likely to see roadsides in bloom much earlier than normal and much earlier than fields. Based on some reports of early blooms, the 'bloom-line' could reach San Antonio by mid-March or earlier,” the Texas Wildflower Report noted. “The 2019 Spring Wildflower season in some ways may resemble the 2010 once-in-a-lifetime season.”
However, the report also noted “there are some negative factors at play, so don't count on a season exactly like 2010."
Those negative factors included some above average winter temperatures in the region, which could pull the wildflower blooms off schedule. But the bloom is expected to be spectacular nonetheless.
Where can you go to see the flowers for yourself? According to Wide Open Country, the best places to spot the blooms will be in Big Bend, including Big Bend National Park. There, visitors will likely find an early bloom. (See the park’s flower report here.)
The Brenham Area could also see an above average season, along with north central Ennis. The Texas Hill Country will likely see an an above average to a well above average season, according to Wide Open Country, and South Texas could see an average season and early bloom too. Just make sure to only enjoy the bloom and not pick any of the gorgeous flowers. That way, everyone can enjoy the experience too.