Desert Wildflower Reports – DesertUSA has several new wildflower reports
- Anza Borrego – wash just west of the Palm Canyon Campground was showing Desert Lavender, lots of buds and it rained when I was there. Chuparosa was blooming with many buds also. Look for the Hummingbirds working both species. Costa’s and Anna’s both visited our feeder.
- Death Valley – This year looks spotty so far, also. Parts of southern Death Valley have so many green sprouts coming up that it looks like patches of grass. Around Furnace Creek, there are some sprouts, but nothing outrageous. By the east entrance of the park, prospects look grim. I don’t think that area got ANY rain during the last storm. Some rain is in the forecast for today.
- San Marcos Pass Bridge on HWY 154 – Surprised to see a few shooting stars, some milkmaids, and the California bay laurel were blooming.
- Yuma, Arizona Some flowers showing at Betty’s Kitchen (BLM) which was open contrary to the BLM website. River Walk in town, West end at the Hummingbird Gardens was a real treat. Many planted species attracting Anna’s and Costa’s Hummingbirds. Several other bird species as well.
Raining in southern California and Arizona this could help get the 2015 wildflower season off to a good start