San Antonio Botanical Garden - June 2015

San Antonio Botanical Garden - June 2015

Once again, the San Antonio Botanical Garden has new sights for me to see each time I visit. Old plants begin to bloom and new ones are introduced. I photographed plenty of hardy cacti and succulents, as well as some trees and ferns with intense patterns and colors, such as the Flaming Sword (image with two yellow clashing "blades").

I'm certain the Garden rotates many flowers very so often, because this time I saw a purple brooding flower, Pitcher Plant, and a small flower with tiny flowers inside itself. Meta!

I captured some new aquatic plants, including some water lilies and a closeup of a bromeliad with water inside. On a side note, I tried to take an underwater photo using a clear plastic bag with my camera inside, but it was too blurry; next time I'll bring a glass jar.

Since the flowers were blooming all over the place, bugs gathered to drink the nectar and snack on each other. I captured a Monarch Butterfly, Dragonfly, Crab Spider (which I spotted as my brother almost brushed against it by accident), Orb-weaver Spider, and some type of iridescent wasp:

With all the bugs we saw, the birds were abundantly ready to eat them. My brother spotted a juvenile Grackle that was awkwardly being fed by the fountain, and I saw a nest of Barn Swallows and their parents darting all over the place:

Enchanted Rock - February 2015

Enchanted Rock - February 2015

San Antonio Botanical Garden - March 2015

San Antonio Botanical Garden - March 2015