Posted by: Karen | April 15, 2007

Crocus Fest


Camoflaged Crocus Buds - Careful where you step - some of them are still hiding.

The wild crocuses are blooming!

Prairie crocuses love spring sunshine.

If you live in or near Calgary, go out to a south-facing hill normally covered in wild grasses, and you’ll find these: Prairie Crocus, a.k.a anemone patens, or Pasque flower.

Prairie wind crocuses reaching up

Is this one sticking out its tongue at me?
They only bloom for a few days weeks.
I took these photos yesterday in Bowmont Park.
These two just look so happy together.

There’s a lovely trail run report for you in the works too, but first, go see the flowers.



  1. Great photos! And a good reminder to stop and smell the flowers, too. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. […] … a different park in Ranchlands this time and was encouraged by hundreds of prairie crocuses. I guess they bloom for a couple of weeks, not just a few days.ย  […]

  3. Awww how pretty ๐Ÿ™‚ We still haven’t seen any, but soon, very soon!


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