SPANISH LAKE, Mo (KMOX) - Time is running out on the best chances to see sunflowers as tall as you (sometimes taller) in St. Louis County. The sunflower plots of Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is marketed as one of the best photo ops of the summer in St. Louis.
But the Missouri Department of Conservation says you have fewer than 10 days now to see the gorgeous plants at their best. A post on Facebook shared on Tuesday says this coming weekend will be the last weekend of peak bloom.
Last year floodwaters prevented planting, but this year MDC staff were able to get the giant blooms to grow on more than a dozen fields.
The practice is actually part of management for mourning doves and the September dove hunting season. But families have been flocking to the site in Spanish Lake to escape and get spectacular pictures.