Let the Class Begin!
Welcome to our Discovery Station at Kates Cabin Bird Sanctuary on Rainbow Creek, deep in the Heart of Texas. Here is little Casper to Welcome You today. Our photostudy today is on the Tulip Magnolia Tree. The flowers appear before the leaves on dark bare stalks that looked dead last week. Alas, they are very Alive!
First a small fuzzy tip appears.
It gets fatter everyday!
It is waiting until the weather conditions are right before it opens.
Soon the fat fuzzy tip pops open to reveal a deep purple tone.
Soon the fuzzy casing gives way to the expanding bloom.