Wildflower Etiquette

Wildflower Etiquette

The beauty of the wildflowers in Washington County is worth the trip!  Here are some tips to keep visitors safe and minimize the impact of so many travelers on the colorful fields:

-Respect private property. There are plenty of public places to take pictures.
-Do not cross fences (see above). Take the photo from the road side of the fence.
-Follow the trail left by those before you.
-Sit among the flowers in the places that have already been used as a seat.
-Try to step between the bluebonnets if there is no trail.
-Don’t pick the bluebonnets. We need them to go to seed for future wildflower seasons!
-Be alert—fire ants, snakes, and poison ivy are all likely to thrive in the same places as the bluebonnets.
-Use caution on roadsides. If there is not an adequate shoulder, continue to a safe place.
-Please don’t leave trash behind; if you find any, pay it forward by taking it with you when you leave.

Common sense and common courtesy are key to an enjoyable wildflower season for all. Thank you for visiting Brenham/Washington County! We look forward to sharing our bluebonnets for many generations to come.

Old Baylor Park in Independence is a public place to take bluebonnet photos. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange
Old Baylor Park in Independence is a public place to enjoy the wildflowers. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange

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