Anza-Borrego DSP Wildflowers
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How to get to the park - Map - You can also tour the 133 full-sized metal sculptures here that are inspired by creatures that roamed this same desert millions of years ago.
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2016 Anza Borrego Desert SP - Wildflower Reports
Dec 3, 2016 DUSA Reports: Checked out Coyote Canyon at the 2nd crossing found a few wildflower, still very early for wildflowers. When it got dark we took some pictures of the metal art in the Borrego Springs area. Fun trip great to get back in the desert in the cool weather. It was 32 degrees when we left at 9pm. Some pictures below.
Nov 23, 2016 DUSA Reports: Saw a few wildflowers along a road, but it is still early for next wildflower season. The ABDNHA is reporting some wildflowers in Coyote Canyon near the 2nd crossing. The desert has received little rain so far, we will need more for a good 2017 wildflower season.
April 15, 2016 Jim Reports: Took a trip to McCain Valley to the Sacatone Overlook, which overlooks the southern part of Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Found many cactus and wildflowers in bloom, plus a great view of the park and Carrizo Canyon. If you look across the canyon, you can see a portion of the San Diego to Arizona Railroad also referred to as "The Impossible Railroad".
April 11, 2016 Kathleen Reports: Beautiful desert blooms - I went see the 130 metal sculptures and because of the rain, the catcus plants and trees are in full bloom. Great day trip - Borrego Springs is a cute little town.
April 7, 2016 DUSA Reports: We took a ride off of Rt 78 to Grapevine Canyon on 4/6/16. We found many cactus in bloom and a variety of wildflowers, even a yellow cactus flower on a prickly pear cactus. The dirt road is in good shape and should be okay for most high clearance cars and trucks – just stay on the road.
April 4, 2016 Phil Reports: Ghost Mountain, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, March 30th
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Photos tips: Most digital point-and-shoot cameras have a macro function - usually symbolized by the icon of a little flower. When you turn on that function, you allow your camera to get closer to the subject, looking into a flower for example. Or getting up close and personal with a bug. More on desert photography and wildflowers photos.
When will the desert wildflowers bloom? We start our report in January, plan your visit to coincide with the peak of the bloom - keep up to date with DesertUSA's Wildflower Reports. Be sure to bookmark this page for weekly updates.
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