The evergreen sumac (Rhus virens) was blooming.
What are they looking at?
A wolf spider has built its web on top of the grass, poised to pounce.Look what we found on the trail...the skull (far right) and entire vertebrae of a snake! One hiker thought it was a string of beads.
When the Texas Madrone tree sheds its bark, branches smooth and creamy are revealed, hence the common name lady's leg.
Our next hike will be October 7, hope you can make it!