Desert Wildflowers New Mexico
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2015 Wildflower Reports
June 8, 2015 Gary Reports: I shot these Sotol's at Aguirre Springs NRA this AM, June 5. Aguirre Springs is east of Las Cruces about 25 miles and on the east side of the Organ Mtns. Overall the Sotol's are about at peak flowering though some are a week from peak.
June 4, 2015 Gary Reports: The Yucca's are almost at peak bloom at the White Sands Nat Monu., NM on 1 June. Some are at peak now but the majority will be at peak flowering around the 4th or 5th of June. The flowering Sorel's are almost at peak flowering at the Aguirre Springs NRA.
June 2, 2015 Jill Reports: Near Mule Creek NM May 15, Not sure what this is.
May 7, 2015 Gary Reports: Albuquerque has had several days of rain and is now over the normal year to date average so the wildflowers are responding. This image was taken on 6 May in the Bear Canyon Arroyo which is on the east side of Albuquerque and runs up to the Sandia Mountains. Desert Primrose are at peak flowering now as well in this area.
These Claret Cup Cactus were taken in the Sandia Heights area which is on the east side of Albuquerque, NM at the base of the Sandia Mountains. This image was taken on 1 May. Peak flowering of Claret Cup Cactus is now.
May 7, 2015 PSC Reports: This is the first year we have ever seen these flowers at the Living Desert Zoo and Gardens State Park in Carlsbad, NM. The photo was taken May 5, 2015. I would sure love to know what the name of this plant is. (beebalm)
April 23, 2015 Marsha Reports: I was startled to see the attached flower growing in the Sandia foothills. It is not a cultivated flower. right. I shot the photos along with these others along Copper Avenue and Tramway Boulevard in Albuquerque.
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