April 4th, 2007 11:59 AM by Heather Brown
Spring has sprung and the Bluebonnets are in bloom! So the question has always been.... Is it ok to pick the Bluebonnets? Come to find out, it is ok to pick the Bluebonnets not against the law at all according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. It is against the law however to trespass so make sure that you are not on private property. It is also against the law to damage or destroy rights of way and government property. So pick a few flowers but do not dig up clumps or them and don't drive your car or truck into the midst of them. Also, watch out for snakes and fireants!
See below for some great places to view Bluebonnets and wildflowers in and around Austin.
Call the Texas Dept. of Transportation Hotline (March-May) for information on where the best Bluebonnet Trails are blooming. 800-452-9292
In Austin the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Call the center at 512-832-4037 to ask about the Bluebonnet Trails and other wildflower displays.
In Burnet there is the Bluebonnet Festival. www.burnetchamber.org Burnet is the Bluebonnet capital of Texas and they celebrate with food and other festivities.
In Fredericksburg there is Wildseed Farms. It is open daily with free admission. Call 830-990-1393 to find out if the Bluebonnets are in bloom as well as other beautiful wildflowers.