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Weird !  In a year where everything seemed late and then stayed in bloom along time; The highest and coldest areas go the Boston Mountain range some Red-buds are still at peak. Ox-eye daisies usually bloom May 15 – June 1. So this is unusual.

 

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Just a few photos from April 19, 2014. Double falls is a misnomer since there are usually three (3) pour-offs after a rain. The rains an inch 2 days prior to this hike. The hike is only 1/4 miles from the parking area, and if you also take to loop to the top of the falls, that adds about 1/2 mile. So the total hike from the parking lot is about a mile, exploring added in. It is a beautiful spot ! Lots of wildflowers earlier than in the surrounding countryside. Pictured are Royal Catchfly, and Jack in the Pulpit. Also, Trilliums abound.  Taken by my sister with a Canon point and shoot.

 

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Just a few photos from yesterday (4/23) near Parthenon, Arkansas:

 

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Just a photo taken on Easter weekend, but should be pretty all week long:

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While hiking Lost Valley in the Buffalo River Valley, (which is a paradise of trilliums) I came across a small patch of these white and pink flowers, not far from thousands of Red-maroon Trilliums. This is a variation of the large petalled white trillium. Photo taken by my sister 4/16/14:

 

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They nest here in the Boston Mountains; but, only where there are large valley fields surrounded by trees. There must be lots of fence to sit on and hunt from. I found a pre-gathering for migration group of about 12-20 today and got some photos. The males have a very long tail and the female’s is shorter. They are fairly common in western and north-west Arkansas; absent from the rest of the State. They are the state bird of Oklahoma. They are really beautiful with the gray, white, black, and salmon and tangerine coloration. A true species of the southern plains of the US:

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