Most plants become inhabited by small critters of some kind, and the Texas Bluebells are no exception. Yesterday, tiny dark metallic green beetles (<5mm long) were all over this clump...and so was a Green Lynx Spider, hunting beetles...in this shot, it's got one.
Our grassland is missing some of the forbs it should have (no surprise, since it was farmland for decades) and though some have come back, others haven't. One that hasn't is the purple coneflower, and having seen one in a prairie garden last summer, I was determined to reintroduce it here. I'd tried seeding them before, with no luck, and this year we tried introducing actual plants in several locations. This is what they look like (though it should be taller, but then we haven't had rain...)