Michael Fyre has a wildflower report for the Merced River Canyon. Highlights of his report are:
- Merced River Canyon west of Yosemite: redbuds are coming out all along the canyon; most are just budding, but we found some in full bloom, and the rest should get there within the next week or so.
- quite a few poppies blooming up and down the canyon. The display doesn’t approach last year’s, or the even more spectacular bloom in 2009, but any flowers at all seem like a miracle after our dry winter. Right now the most eye-catching hillside of poppies is about a mile east of Savage’s Trading Post on the opposite side of the river.
- also poppies near the beginning of the Hite’s Cove Trail.
- hillside near El Portal and found a nice patch of lupine along with some scattered poppies.
Read his full report with more details and see photo at: Surprising Wildflowers « In the Moment: Michael Frye’s Landscape Photography Blog In the Moment: Michael Frye’s Landscape Photography Blog
calphoto : Where to photograph in California has a wildflower report for the Merced River Canyon:
Hwy 140 from Mariposa to Foresta Road Saturday to check out the flowers,mainly redbud and poppies. Both were better than I expected
See photo links and more reports at: calphoto : Where to photograph in California