In The Desert
March 21, 2017
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This year is probably one of the best years in a while for a great "bloom in the desert". Late winter rains have provided enough water to see many areas in the desert Southwest provide us with a lot of color and a wide variety of beautiful wildflower blooms. It's not over yet, and as it warms in the higher elevations we'll see even more of this unusual phenomena. Let's see what going on right now in the Southern California deserts!
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Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA.
As you can see there is an abundance of wildflowers to be found here. One of the best years for wildflower viewing and photography. Look how immense the blooming areas are!
3 photos courtesy of Bill Walkup
Anza Borrego Desert State Park, CA.
Anza Borrego is a very popular location for flowers and a lot of other types of exploration. This year the flowers may well be the main attraction.
Photo courtesy of Elena Kots >>
Photo courtesy of Frank Martinez
Photo courtesy of Michael Burgoyne
Diamond Valley Lake, CA.
Diamond Valley Lake is near Hemet, CA. and even has a seasonal wildflower hiking trail. And the colors this year are spectacular!
Photo courtesy of Tanya Beacom >>
Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, CA.
West of Lancaster and south of Mojave in the desert is the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, and it is worth seeing if you like the wildflower bloom in the desert.
Photo courtesy of Mike Gordon >>
Although this is what's going on right now in CA, there are other states (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada) where there is a great bloom going on, so you don't feel left out! It's not over yet and the higher elevations will come into bloom later as it gets warmer. And the rain isn't over in the higher elevations yet. Take a lot of photos! And we'd like to thank those who shared their experience with us and our viewers. Thank you!!