Joshua Tree NP - Wildflower Reports

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2016 Joshua Tree Wildflower Reports

April 20, 2016 Mari Reports: These were in Hidden Valley Trail April 16th 2016.

April 15, 2016 Steve Reports: 4/14/16. Rains last week really soaked the ground and are helping the wildflowers. Best flowers that we encountered were on the West Side loop at Black Canyon. Also really nice scenery and wildflowers at Hidden Valley. Cottonwood had nice flowers up on the Mastodon Mine trail.



April 15, 2016 Pamela Reports: Everywhere I went in Joshua Tree today the Beaver Tail cactus were filled with lots and lots of buds ready to burst into flowers but I did catch a few gorgeous pink blooms. At Hidden Valley, instead of hiking the inner circle, I walked around the outer edge on the Climbing Access Trail (it's flat) - an area climbers refer to as The Real Hidden Valley (Houser Buttress area). Besides some really cool rock formations, there were lot of different wildflowers including an abundance of popcorn flower patches - fairly thick in some areas. At the Boy Scout Trailhead and running along Park Blvd into the park were large patches of Goldfields, whole areas of them (some thicker than others). Barker Dam seemed to have the most blooming barrel cactus overall, plus a little of everything and lots of different gold & yellow flowers.

April 13, 2016 Regina Tree NP Reports: Here are photos from Joshua Tree's Mastadon Mine loop trail (out of Cottonwood Center/Lost Palms Trail) from this Sat, 4/9. Also here are some from 49 Palms trail on Sunday, 4/10. Best diversity in the park right now from what I saw!

 

April 7, 2016 Margery Reports: 4/5/2016…Black Rock Canyon, westside loop train.

April 7, 2016 Joshua Tree NP Reports: Overcast with on and off rain all day today and tomorrow. Bring layers and be extra cautious driving in the rain. Many animals come out to the road to drink water that puddles, drive slowly!

April 4, 2016 Phill Reports: Geology Tour Road, Joshua Tree NP


More 2016 report on page 2

 

Spring Blooming Periods

Lower Elevations: 1,000 – 3,000 feet

Yuccas—March and April
Annuals—February, March, and April
Cacti—March, April, and May

Higher Elevations: 3,000 – 5,000 feet

Joshua Trees and Yuccas—March and April
Annuals—March, April, and May
Cacti—April, May, and June

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