Category Archives: Barton Creek wildflowers

Barton Creek Greenbelt Mopac Bridge

You may have noticed a flurry of construction in the area of the Mopac bridge over the Barton Creek Greenbelt. This is the start of a multi-phase project to provide a bicycle and pedestrian bridge over Barton Creek. For cyclists … Continue reading

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Wildflowers in the Barton Creek Greenbelt

I was taking a walk in the Barton Creek greenbelt yesterday and saw a lot of large plants with yellow blooms that I wasn’t familiar with. A quick check with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center’s website identified it as … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Violet Crown Trail

The Violet Crown Trail is an ambitious project that will run for 30 miles from from Zilker Park to South of FM-967 in Hays County. Along the way it will connect to Dick Nichols Park and the veloway in Circle … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt News

I took a walk in the Barton Creek Greenbelt a couple of days ago and came across this nest at eye level right at the edge of the trail. As I approached the occupant flew up into the tree and … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Flowing to Twin Falls

I got a chance to get down to the Barton Creek Greenbelt today to check on my favorite swimming holes, Sculpture Falls and Twin Falls. There’s good flow at Sculpture, but Twin Falls is only flowing on the south side. … Continue reading

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More spring blooms in the Barton Creek Greenbelt

Driving through my neighborhood this spring I can’t help but notice the Huisache in bloom along the road. Also know as sweet acacia the bright golden flowers cover the trees this time of year and provide quite a show. Here … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

It’s been over a week since I’ve been down to the Barton Creek Greenbelt, and much longer since I posted any new pictures. Last trip down I had a bad fall which resulted in some pretty impressive bruises, (sorry no … Continue reading

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Barton Creek not flowing after recent rains

I finally got down to the Barton Creek greenbelt after the recent rains and was disappointed that the water wasn’t flowing at Sculpture Falls or Twin Falls. We need more rain! The rains did put the green back into greenbelt though, and … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

I managed a quick trip to Barton Creek this morning to check on conditions. There is still some flow below Sculpture Falls. Don’t know about Twin as I didn’t get there, but I’d guess there is little to none there. … Continue reading

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Running on Barton Creek

Since I haven’t been able to wish away the extra ten pounds that appeared over the last year or so I decided that I needed to either give up beer or exercise more. I’ve never been a fan of running, … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt in Bloom

Although we haven’t had any rain for a while the greenbelt is full of color. The meadows are full of black eyed susans, indian blankets, a yellow daisy like flower that I don’t know, plus much more. The Texas thistles are mostly … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Wildflowers

I took a walk to the Barton Creek Greenbelt with my son Travis, his girlfriend Kerri, and their dogs Moko and Trina this afternoon. We walked from the house to the Hill of Life damn and back. About 5 miles. … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers in the Barton Creek Greenbelt

I headed down to Twin Falls in the Barton Creek Greenbelt this morning, and then up to Sculpture, one of my usual walks. Plenty of water in the creek, and a few wildflowers. I can identify some of them, but … Continue reading

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Color returns to the greenbelt

Brenda and I took a walk to the greenbelt yesterday. She had planned for about an hour but we ended up doing a little ‘bush walking’ so we could get to Sculpture Falls without crossing the creek. I’d noticed that … Continue reading

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Riviera Paradise

I got out to the greenbelt after work today and headed up to a trail called Rivera Paradise. It’s got a great view of the upper end of the greenbelt, which has a bit of water here and there right … Continue reading

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Drought in the Greenbelt

Barton Creek has been dry for most of it’s course through the greenbelt for months now, so I’m always amazed to see wildflowers blooming. Right now there are lots of wild petunias and Turk’s cap. The news for the American … Continue reading

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Silver Leaf Nightshade

I saw this plant when I was out on the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Friday but didn’t know the name, so I asked Mr. Smarty Plants at the Wildflower center. As usual he (actually she) knew and sent back the … Continue reading

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Showers do bring flowers

I headed out this morning for a ride, not expecting to see many changes. But I was wrong. The recent rains brought out the Turk’s Cap. It’s everywhere. In this picture there’s a single day-flower in the foreground. I rode down … Continue reading

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