Texas Bull-Nettle is often called Mala Mujer (“bad woman” in Spanish). This perennial native wildflower is quite a beauty to behold. But she holds a powerful bite! The foliage is covered in tiny hairs that are actually fine needles and are filled with a sap that can cause many painful skin irritations such as rashes, burns, and infections that can last for weeks. The plant is drought tolerant and quickly spreading. Bull-Nettle is popular with honeybees & butterflies and many other insects. Watch out for this wildflower and only “admire” from a distance!
Just born here at Oakridge this baby Northern Cardinal is waiting for instructions from mom & dad. But for now, he’s resting up for his first flight! Wish you could have seen his little heart beat moving his chest as he slept. Cardinals make their nests about 3 -5 feel off the ground and will often reuse the same nest year after year.
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