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Wildflowers may be few during annual observance

By Sonny Long
April 1, 2013 at 10:04 p.m.
Updated March 31, 2013 at 11:01 p.m.

Due to the lack of rain, wildflowers may be sparse in DeWitt County during April, annually observed as Wildflower Month.

EYED A PATCH

At least one expansive patch of bluebonnets has been reported, perhaps appropriately, near the Bluebonnet Youth Ranch on alternate U.S. Highway 77 between Cuero and Yoakum.

Wildflowers are likely to be few and far between as DeWitt County observes the annual Wildflower Month.

"The wildflowers don't look good this year," said Myrna Hassfield of the DeWitt County Wildflower Association. "The bluebonnets I've seen are short and sparse. The other varieties are not doing much better from the reports I've gotten."

If you want to drive the countryside and see what you can see, maps of the usual best locations are available at the Cuero Chamber of Commerce, 124 E. Church St.

In addition, photographs of wildflowers submitted in the DeWitt County Shutterbugs Photo Contest are on display at the DeWitt County Historical Museum, 312 E. Broadway St.

Runners and joggers will get a firsthand look at the wildflowers Saturday during the 14th annual Cuero Wellness Center Wildflower 5K.

Registration is $25 for adults and $20 for students on race day.

Younger folks can take part in the fifth annual Junior Wildflower Jog. Registration is $5.

Registration for both races begins at 7 a.m. at the Cuero Municipal Park. For more information, call 361-275-9355.

On April 13, bicyclists can take the wildflower tour on two wheels during the annual Cuero High School Anchor Club Wildflower Bike Ride.

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