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2015 Phoenix Area and Northern AZ Reports

Jan 26, 2015 CST Reports: We were in Yuma, Arizona the previous week. 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.

Jan 26, 2015 DUSA Reports: Rain is forecasted for the part of southern Arizona today.

Jan 12, 2015 DUSA Reports: Some rain fell in Arizona on Sunday, Grand Canyon even has some snow. Tom reports The clouds are coming again to Superstition Mountain. The weather report claims rain Monday and possibly Tuesday.

Jan 1, 2015 DUSA Reports: In snowed in many area in Arizona and some rain. Even snow on Superstition Mountain 2015.

Tom Kollenborn took this photo about 10 PM today, January 1, 2015.

2014 Phoenix Area and Northern AZ Reports

Dec 31, 2014 DUSA Reports: The end of the year storm is bringing rain to the Phoenix areas and its parks, looks good for next year wildflower season.

Nov 14, 2014 Tom Reports: IDs for some of the wildflowers below.

Nov 1, 2014 CTS reports: Wire Lettuce taken in Holbrook, Arizona -- 10-15-2014 Desert Hollyhock, Asters, few others blooming.

Nov 1, 2014 CTS reports: Maybe you can post this one on Arizona Wildflower report. Someone may know what it is?? Taken 10-15-2014 in vacant lot next to Howard Johnson Motel in Holbrook, Az.


11/14/2014 Tom ID as ambrosia acanthicarpa, bur ragweed

Oct 27, 2014 Dee reports: Taken Oct 22 at a view point between Jacob's Lake and Vermillion cliffs on US89.


Oct 27, 2014 Tina reports: Wondering if you can help our family to identify this wildflower found in Prescott Valley, AZ yesterday 10-19-14. We've never seen this one before.


Tom ID it as amaranthus fimbriatus - Fringed Amaranth

September 7, 2014 Dee reports: Dove Mountain - Marana AZ Morning walk through Marana neighborhood, Dove Mountain. Sept. 6, 2014. The black butterfly finally settled down so I could take its picture among the brilliant colors of the flowers.


September 1, 2014 Paul reports: looking for late summer wildflowers? head up to Mt. Graham near Safford, AZ; you'll see sections of highway 70 lined with summer poppies (caltrops) as yuo drive through Globe and the San Carlos Apache reservation on Highway 70 enroute to Graham County - and the paved road up Mt. Graham is lined with a wide variety of color. just returned from 3 days up there -- meadow arnica is on the wane, but still looks good up around the columbine ranger station. the roadside is lined with red mint (at their prime below the twilight camping area), skyrocket, red wallflower, goldenrod, primrose (at least four types: robust and tall hookeri, a smaller yellow one; also the white tufted evening primrose); verbena, thistle, beebalm, new mexico raspberry; even late-season elderberries along the road have flowers - while others have clusters of ripe fruit. august rains have produced an array of mushrooms, too. early september's a beautiful time for a drive up Mt. Graham -- as you begin to ascend, watch for "the angle orchard," and get fresh apples if they're open - they have a few rare varietals such as Finnish Elspars.




 

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