Desert Wildflower Reports
May 16, 2017 - Wildflowers and cactus are still in bloom at the higher elevations, in Arizona, Southern California, Nevada, Eastern Washington and Utah. Reports below.
Note: Spring is one of the most beautiful times of the year in the desert, but it can also be a time for caution. Rattlesnakes lie dormant during the cold fall and winter months and awaken from hibernation in the warm months of March and April. Another reason to stay on the trails. More...
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Desert Wildflower Updates by State and Parks
- Phoenix Area and Northern AZ - Updated May 8, 2017
- Tucson Area and Southern AZ - Updated May 2, 2017
- Anza Borrego DSP - Updated April 22, 2017
- Death Valley NP - Updated May 13, 2017
- Joshua Tree NP and Nearby - Updated May 12, 2017
- Mojave NP - Amboy - RT 66 - Updated April 25, 2017
- Southern California - Updated April 27, 2017
- Northern California and the Northwest - May 16, 2017
- Nevada and Utah - Updated May 13, 2017
- New Mexico - Updated May 16, 2017
- Texas - Updated April 7, 2017
Joshua Tree Natl Park 4/18/17
Carrizo Plain National Monument 4/25/17
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 wildflower photos.
Water Conservation Gardening The vast majority of the water being used is wasted through evaporation, leaks, and run-off. Homeowners are not using the most efficient ways to water their landscaping and gardens. Not only are they wasting water, but they are increasing their monthly water bills. There are many ways that desert residents can have the gardens they desire while conserving precious water.
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 and sign up for our newsletter.
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