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2015 Wildflower Reports

Jan 12, 2015 DUSA Reports: Some rain fell in the Nevada on Sunday and the rain is working it way into Utah. May help the wildfower season.

 

 

2014 Wildflower Reports

Dec. 31 2014 DUSA Reports: Snow has fallen in Arches NP and Canyonland NP. Good for the wildflowes and cactus next year. Valley of Fire state park in Nevada also got snow flakes,

Nov 14, 2014 Michael Reports: Wildflowers from Arches National Park, taken on 11/1/2014


Unknown near Delicate Arch overlook.

Annual wirelettuce Arches National Park, near Landscape Arch

Desert Globemallow Arches National Park, near petrified dunes

Sept 29, 2014 Zion NP reports: Sunflowers flowers are now blooming throughout Zion Canyon.

June 1, 2014 Kit reports: The Southern Utah desert is blooming beautifully this year. I see lots of examples of Princes Plume around the Goosenecks of the San Juan River. And the cactus blooms ( I think prickly pear) are blooming around Bluff, Utah. And in Cedar Mesa, Grand Gulch areas. All images ©Kit Frost

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June 1, 2014 Great Basin NP reports: With the longer days of late spring and high temperatures in the 70s, the wildflowers are providing color throughout the park. Take a hike along the Pole Canyon Trail if you’d like to see what’s in bloom.

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May 11, 2014 Shawn reports: Wildflowers were abundant in Cottonwood canyon (6500 - 7000 feet) in the Wassuk Mountains just out side of Hawthorne Nevada heading for Mono Lake. There were fields of Lupine, a couple of different groundsels, some beautiful buckwheat, and whole fields of an unknown yellow flower - it stands 2 - 3 feet tall with multiple branches; each branch is capped with multiple small (< 1 cm) 4 petal pale yellow flowers.

There were also some paintbrush, and what appeared to be some type of phlox. Add in a whole host of birds, a few types of butterflies, and some wonderful small bees (they were pollinating those unknown pale yellow flowers) and it was a beautiful 90 degree day in the high desert of western Nevada.

May 11, 2014 Arches National Park reports: Water = mother of the desert, nourishing & shaping the land. Overnight 1.27" fell. Keeps the wildflowers and cactus blooming. Some road now flooded.

April 30, 2014 Rick and Margarita report: Sunday April 27 we drove approximately 70 miles north of Las Vegas to the Desert National Wildlife Refuge off highway 93. We took the Morman Well road up to the Sawmill road. Pretty good flower show. Dominated by Desert Marigolds and Globemallow. 2/3 of the way up are a couple nice patches of Prince's Plumes. Also saw Indigo Bush, Prickly Poppy, and Indian Paintbrush. Some cactus still in bloom but most are past peak. A few ground flowers scattered here and there. Bottom third about done. Middle to top third fo the way up should stay good for another week maybe two if it doesn't get too hot/windy. Some rain would be nice to extend the bloom.

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Desert National Wildlife Refuge
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Desert National Wildlife Refuge

April 30, 2014 Arches National Park reports: Look closely along the park roadside: bursts of crimson paintbrush are reaching up to color the sky.

April 28, 2014 BH reports: Picture taken on April 25, 2014 at Cedar Pocket in the Virgin River Gorge 20 miles west of St George Utah off I-15.

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