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Southlake stomps in wildflower seeds

Ebby Goode, 5, sprinkles seeds at the “Wildflower Buffalo Stomp."
Ebby Goode, 5, sprinkles seeds at the “Wildflower Buffalo Stomp." Star-Telegram

Lots of folks gathered Sunday at the Southlake Log House for the first Wildflower Buffalo Stomp, literally sowing the seeds for a beautiful spring.

No wildflowers or buffalo were harmed in the process.

The grassy area around the historical log house was recently named the Blossom Prairie Wildflower Meadows, according to the Southlake Historical Society.

Hundreds of water bottles were filled with 26 different types of wildflower seeds of a Texas and Oklahoma mix. The bottles were used as shakers to spread the seeds around that area of Bicentennial Park.

Emily Galpin, Southlake historical Society board member, said the highest percentage of seeds spread were Bluebonnets and Indian blankets.

Participants from the community along with boy and girl scouts, went out in groups of 50 and spun around to spread the different seeds. Then, they stomped the ground to make sure the seeds hit the dirt, said Tamara McMillan, vice president of the Southlake Historical Society.

Those who came out to spread the seeds were treated to gingerbread cookies shaped like buffaloes and the state of Texas.

The city of Southlake and the Southlake Historical Society hosted the event, an homage to the area’s settlers in the late 1800s.

Alice Murray and Nicholas Sakelaris contributed to this report.

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