Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center on Wednesday, and look what we found! The Texas Madrone in bloom!
From the Nature Center's website:
"Modesta Canyon Trail (1.75 miles)
The hike into Modesta Canyon features permanent springs and pools,
fascinating geology, and a rich display of flora and fauna. Here you’ll
find huge madrone trees, majestic southwestern chokecherries, and some
of the largest Tracey hawthorns in the state. Over 17 species of ferns
are found tucked into crevices along the canyon walls. This 1.75 mile,
moderate to difficult hike, is a favorite for those who love plants and
birds. Please protect the fragile ecology of the springs by staying out
of the water."
We also found ferns, bright green and thriving near the pool next to the Madrone!