cibolo spring sprung

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Cibolo Nature Center in Boerne was bright with spring this (day after) equinox: the swallows are darting about again, finding apartments and mud hammocks; peepers are peepin’ and leapin’ at the water’s edge; and there are new buds and lovely creepies crawlin’ all about.

Color on the air… [California sister on oak?]

butterfly

Mexican redbud. You’ve likely noticed.

mexican redbud

cypress knees

This (Concho?) water snake had already been harassed by the looks of its dropped tail. Still she did a fine job of retracting for a strike even if she wasn’t sure she wanted to take that next step in the dance.

water snake

Cricket frog.

frog

Spring Peeper in its element.

peeper

And out of…

peeper on sneaker

This deep territorial ‘discussion’ was well underway when we stumbled upon the engagement.

anoles

Then El Verde nearly ate the slower, fast-breathing Brown…

anoles in ‘discussion’

Surveying another unwelcome guest.

anole paused

Back up the tree, hoisting the red flag.

red flag

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Bienvenidos, Primavera!

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