2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings


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State of Texas

Austin  •  Corpus Christi  •  Dallas-Fort Worth  •  Houston  •  San Antonio  •  Waco-Temple-Killeen

Brenham   •   Ennis   •   Texas Hill Country

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The most up-to-the-minute Texas bluebonnet sightings within a 60-mile radius of Austin, Texas. We list sightings reports sent directly to us, as well as those we gather from the Twitterverse.

Check out our 2013 Texas Bluebonnet Season page for additional sightings reports.

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Bluebonnet Sightings from Twitterverse

We work really hard each bluebonnet season scouring different sources with the goal of passing on sightings information to our followers — and the Twitterverse is no exception.

Only the 30 most current tweets are listed here. For more tweets, visit Austin’s dedicated Twitter page.

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Bluebonnet Sightings Reported to Us

Sightings reports that are sent directly to us are the heart and soul of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings. A picture or video is worth a thousand words! It’s one thing for someone to tell you where bluebonnets are, but with today’s price of gas, pictures — especially videos — tell you whether a field is worth your time and money to go out and have a looky-loo.

These sightings reports are so important to us, that we take the effort to include a Google map with every report that is sent directly to us. If your camera or cell phone is GPS enabled, we’re able to gather the GPS coordinates from your photos and videos and that makes it possible for us to provide an exact location of your report. If your camera or cell phone isn’t GPS enabled, no worries, just give us a pretty good idea of the location when you make your report.

To make a bluebonnet sightings report, send your photos and videos (as many as you like at one time) to bluebonnets@posterous.com.

For more information and the finer details on reporting your bluebonnet sightings, check out Got Bluebonnets?

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And the 2013 Bluebonnet Sightings Are …


Round Rock Bluebonnet Alert! | Westinghouse Road

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 Waco-Temple-Killeen Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Round Rock Bluebonnet Alert! | Westinghouse Road

Round Rock Peeps! Definitely head out to this gorgeous little spot at the back entrance to the Teravista subdivision! A big thank you to Robert for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report. Robert says, “This is at the back-way into Teravista subdivision in Round Rock, Texas. There is a small rise on the east part of the entrance. The field is not large at all, but it is the only where I’ve seen this much Indian paintbrush mixed with bluebonnets.” We agree it’s a gorgeous place for those close-up shots of bluebonnets...

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Kyle Bluebonnet Alert! | FM 1626

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 San Antonio Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Woo hoo! Kyle, Texas, has got some bluebonnets! But y’all better hurry, they’re starting to set seed pods. Thank you to Heidi for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report. Heidi says the field is behind the Target Store in Kyle. We’re not sure if it can be seen from the roads but she did list FM 1626 as the main road the field was located. She also says there’s safe parking nearby. Y’all enjoy!     View 2013 Texas Bluebonnet Sightings in a larger...

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Round Rock Bluebonnet Alert! | Gattis School Road

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Round Rock Bluebonnet Alert! | Gattis School Road

We’ve had some pretty creative ways of getting the info from y’all for bluebonnet sightings reports, but we’ve gotta admit this one made us laugh pretty good. We gotta give King Slang A Lang on Twitter — @SirJHoss — a HUGE shout out for being not only the King of Slang A Lang but also the King of Multitasking. LOL! Not only did he cruise by the Cafe Java in Round Rock, Texas, at 2501 Gattis School Road, Round Rock, Texas 78664, to get himself a cafe latte, but he also snapped a pic of an awesome bluebonnet field...

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Round Rock Bluebonnet Alert! | Old Settlers Park

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Round Rock Bluebonnet Alert! | Old Settlers Park

Oh my word, y’all! We have now figured out that the field at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, Texas, just comes in later than the rest of the area. This is the second season in a row it has tricked us. Once bluebonnets begin to bloom in the Austin area, everyone starts cruising by this field and when they don’t see any blooms we all assume it’s been mowed. And then a few weeks later — Bam! — it starts blooming. Little stinker! A big thank you to Brittany, Brenda, and Audrea for sending in their bluebonnet...

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Kingsland Bluebonnet Alert! | FM 2900

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 Texas Hill Country Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Kingsland Bluebonnet Alert! | FM 2900

We’ve said it again and again and we’ll say it one more time — Kingsland has got some sweet bluebonnets this year. As we’ve said repeatedly, they’re one of the few places in Texas that got their normal rains this winter and it’s showing up alongside the roads. If you live near the area or you’re cruising through the Texas Hill Country, you definitely need to take time out of your day and drive the roads in and around Kingsland. You will not be disappointed. These pictures were taken all along FM 2900...

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Cedar Park | Brushy Creek Lake Park

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 Waco-Temple-Killeen Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 2 comments

Cedar Park | Brushy Creek Lake Park

A big thank you to Shawn for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report. This is an awesome Kid & Pet Friendly Bluebonnet Field for the Austin area! We were there just last week and the bluebonnets hadn’t really gotten going yet. We weren’t sure whether they would bloom well or not, so needless to say, we were tickled to see Shawn’s photos. Brushy Creek Lake Park is located at 3300 Brushy Creek Road in Cedar Park, Texas. Click here for more information on the park. Shawn says, “There is a great patch of bluebonnets...

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Cameron Bluebonnet Alert! | Highway 77

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Cameron Bluebonnet Alert! | Highway 77

Thanks to our Facebook follower, Chanin Green, for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report for Cameron, Texas. Chanin found these bluebonnets along Highway 77 just south of Cameron right after the split to Highway 36. We cruised the same road a few days earlier, and we agree, the bluebonnets were sweet! And if you continue further south on Highway 77 to Rockdale and beyond, there will be more bluebonnets along with some super sweet Indian Paintbrushes just south of Rockdale. Y’all enjoy! : )         View...

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Rockdale Bluebonnet Alert! | Highway 79

Posted by on Apr 3, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Rockdale Bluebonnet Alert! | Highway 79

We cruised Highway 79 between Taylor and Rockdale to check on the bluebonnets. Didn’t really see much of anything until we were coming into Rockdale from the west. And then we saw this really sweet patch of roadside bluebonnets. They were getting a little beaten by the dry winds of the traffic blazing past but they were definitely thick and tall. These bluebonnets were at a steep bend in the road on the south side of Highway 79 just outside Rockdale city limits. There was another nice patch of bluebonnets further west on Highway 79...

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Austin Bluebonnet Alert! | Toll Road 130 and FM 969

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in 01: Transferred, 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Austin Bluebonnet Alert! | Toll Road 130 and FM 969

Thank you to Jacob Bage, of Stout Oak Photography, for sending in this bluebonnet sightings report for the Austin area. We know all y’all in Austin have been clamoring for bluebonnet fields. Jacob says this field is near the intersection of State Highway or Toll Road 130 and FM 969 just east of Austin. He doesn’t consider the field a Kid and Pet Friendly Bluebonnet Field due to the heavy and fast-moving traffic. He says there is a somewhat larger field further down near Highway 71 for taking “in the bluebonnets”...

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Georgetown Bluebonnet Alert! | Wellspring United Methodist Church

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 Waco-Temple-Killeen Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Georgetown Bluebonnet Alert! | Wellspring United Methodist Church

Georgetown bluebonnets are blooming! We were pleasantly surprised when we woke up this morning at a friend’s house and took a drive to the local Starbucks to wake ourselves up! Georgetown, y’all are living right because the bluebonnets are beginning to rock. Here’s a great Kid & Pet Friendly Bluebonnet Field for the Georgetown area. We’re unsure about the “Pet Friendly” since it is on church property but we have another field located down the road that you shouldn’t have any problems bringing your...

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Austin Bluebonnet Alert! | McKinney Falls State Park

Posted by on Mar 23, 2013 in 2013 Austin Bluebonnet Sightings, 2013 ZState of Texas Bluebonnet Sightings | 0 comments

Austin Bluebonnet Alert! | McKinney Falls State Park

Woo hoo! Austin has got some bluebonnets! We’re on Day 1 of our 2013 Bluebonnet Roadtrip and our first stop was McKinney Falls State Park to check out their bluebonnets. Due to the drought, their bluebonnet field is looking somewhat sparse at the moment but park staff expect it to come alive in the next few weeks. They’ve agreed to send us updates as the season progresses. If you’re in the Austin area, it’s definitely a great choice for a day trip with the kids and/or pets in tow as it’s definitely a Kid and Pet...

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