According to Wide Open Country, this is Texas’ biggest wildflower season in a reported 10 years. The Texas Wildflower Reports said that Atascosa County is one of the best sites for wildflowers with special shout outs to areas around Poteet, FM 476 and 2504 where large fields of Bluebonnets, Indian Paintbrush, Groundsel or Engelman Daisies and other flowers are in abundance.
We have had more than 300 entries from professional to amateur. The contest will end March 31 on our Facebook page, which has 14K followers. There will be three winners in three categories: flowers with people, flowers with animals and flowers (Scenery). A winner from each category will be featured on the front page of the Pleasanton Express in our April 24 issue. Winning photos must be taken in Atascosa County. We will also run a keepsake photo collage of as many of the entries as possible. Who knows when Atascosa County will be blessed again with this bounty of beautiful, lush, and vibrant wildflowers. Thank you to everyone who has entered. If you have not entered, go to the post pinned at the top of the Pleasanton Express Facebook page. Put your picture in the comment section and tell us where your photo was taken. If possible, please use the #wildaboutwildflowers #weareatascosaco.