Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Report
Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2012


The brown landscape of Coyote Canyon on Feb. 1st, 2012.

During a recent day-trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park I visited Coyote Canyon.  The Canyon was very dry and brown.  The ocotillos were brown without leaves.  One or two had a couple red blooms on them, but for the most part they were barren. The shrubs were all dry and many of the cholla cactus were turning brown too. I saw one creosote bush with yellow flowers, but all of the others were still brown without color.  The only green I saw was along the creek that runs through Coyote Canyon. The staff in the Visitor’s Center said that there wasn’t anything blooming yet in terms of spring wildflowers.  They mentioned that the lack of rain this season was the reason.

A drive down Henderson Canyon Rd. was more of the same.  Brown landscape without any signs of green or color.