Anza-Borrego Desert Natural History Association has a new report for a wildflower hike:
We hiked a nameless wash on Hwy 78, at mile 83.4. Coming from the from Borrego Springs Road, turn right at Hwy 78. There is a curve in the road. A little further, after a call box, you see a parking on your left-hand side.
This is really a beautiful wash. Even if you don’t want to do a long hike this wash is perfect.
Don’t come too early (after 10.00 AM is OK) or on a cloudy day, because the poppy’s close their flowers at night.
After you parked your car, look to left. From the parking you can see a bank full of parish’s gold poppy, lupine, some ghost flowers, some bigelow’s monkey flowers, some brown eyed evening primrose, some ground cherry and some wild heliotrope.
The chuparosa here is also beautiful.
If you want to hike further you will find: pygmy poppy, filaree, wishbone bush, trailing windmill, popcorn flower, beetle spurge, 3 flowering trixis and 1 flowering jojoba.
To see photos, a map of the above hike and older reports go to: Anza-Borrego Wildflowers Spring – Fall 2013.
- Anza-Borrego Wildflower Update 3/4/13 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Anza-Borrego Wildflower Update 3/1/13 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)
- Anza-Borrego Wildflower Update 2/26/13 (naturalhistorywanderings.com)