Wildflower Fields in Central Texas 🤠

Wildflower Fields in Central Texas 🤠

Spring is rolling in, and that means our beloved Lone Star State is about to put on a spectacular show of wildflowers. And if you're anything like us, you're itching to capture your four-legged pal amidst the sea of vibrant petals.

According to Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, TxDOT buys and sows about 30,000 pounds of wildflower seed annually, directly contributing to the large bluebonnet displays along Texas roads and fields!

Austin is practically blooming with photo-ops. And, we've picked the top 8 scenic locations for this year's bluebonnet season.

Reminder: Bluebonnets are not editable and when ingested are toxic. Don't let these flowers become a side salad for your pet. 

Golden in Bluebonnets

Best Wildflower Photo Spots in Central Texas

Don't forget to plan your pet's photoshoot between March and April for the best bluebonnet display. It's like nature's own red carpet! 🐾

1) Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Address: 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

It's like the motherland of Texas wildflowers here. Capture your pet against a canvas of native beauty.

While it is about $15/person to visit, it's worth it! Visit their website here. 

2) Burnet, Texas

Best Places to See Bluebonnets in the City of Burnet, TX
Haley Nelson Park (US Hwy 29 West)
Burnet Municipal Airport (US Hwy 281 South)
Wallace Riddell Park (US Hwy 29 East)

Bluebonnet Festival Address: 101 N Pierce St, Burnet, TX 78611

Not only is Burnet filled with fields of wildflowers, but it's home to the famous Bluebonnet Festival. This year it is held on April 12th - 14th. It's the perfect occasion to flaunt your pet’s model skills!

3) McKinney Falls State Park

Address: 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin, TX 78744

Waterfalls and wildflowers? Postcard-perfect pictures guaranteed! Reminder that pets must remain on a leash at all times and are not allowed to swim in the water.

    4) St. Edward's University

    Address: 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

    Located just down the street from the hussle and bussle of South Congress, St. Ed's usually has plenty of bluebonnet patches. They even have a map!

    5) Pace Bend Park

    Address: 2805 Pace Bend Rd N, Spicewood, TX 78669

    Blue skies, majestic cliffs, and fields of flowers make for a dramatic background. Bring a chair and stay a while, so you and your dog can enjoy the beauty of Texas Spring. 

    6) Marble Falls, Texas

    Address: 100 Ave G Marble Falls, TX 78654

    Hike through the scenic wildflower routes like Bluebonnet Trail or Texas Paintbrush Trail to find spectacular native wildflowers. Download the Marble Falls Route Map, spot the flowers, and snap those unforgettable shots.

    7) Circle C Ranch Metro Park 

    Address. 6301 W Slaughter Ln, Austin, TX 78739

    This park is accredited as an easy going park with scatter bluebonnets in the Spring. If your pup loves open spaces and running through flowers, get ready for a fun photo session!

    8) Muleshoe Bend Park

    Address: 820 Co Rd 414, Spicewood, TX 78669

    Imagine capturing your furry friend in a this realm of bluebonnets. Pure magic!

    Photo Tips 📸

    I don't know about you, but my camera roll is filled with pictures of my dog. If you want some tips on how to get the best pic, here’s are some quick tricks:

    1) Level with them. When taking snaps of your pooch among the petals, remember to get down on their level. Those floofy faces deserve to be the star of the shot, right?

    2) Keep focused on your pup. If your camera has a focus feature, make them the center of it!

    3) Get their attention. With the help of a squeaker or their favorite toy, you can keep their attention and get the purfect head tilt moment.

    Dog on a hike

    Safety First, Snaps Second 🐍

    Safety is no joke, especially when out and about with your pets. Those waves of wildflowers might look welcoming, but some slithery residents think so too. Yikes! Brush up on your snake smarts here, and always keep an eye out for wildlife that might not love a doggy photoshoot as much as we do.

    Ready to create some pawsome memories?

    Pack your camera, treats, and maybe some water (for both you and your tail-wagger), and set off on your wildflower journey. Remember to share your breathtaking photos with us! Because really, is there anything cuter than a doggo in a field of wildflowers? We'll wait... 😏

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