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Arizona 2008 Wildflowers

Arizona - 2008 Wildflower Summary
In 2008, Arizona got just enough rain to have a good wildflower season. It started at the Organ Pipe National Monument, moved to the Tucson area, and into the Phoenix area, with poppy displays at Bartlett Lake and the Superstition Mountains.


Anza Borrego 2008 Wildflowers

Anza Borrego DSP - 2008 Wildflower Summary
The rains came early to the Anza Borrego Desert State Park in 2008. Coyote Canyon Creek had a good flow, and in early February, the ocotillos were turning green with a few blooms. Then we started to see the desert sunflowers.


Joshua Tree 2008 Wildflowers

Joshua Tree National Park - 2008 Wildflower Summary
Joshua Tree National Park's wildflower season got off to an early start in 2008, when wildflowers began blooming at its southern entrance just off of Route 10. The wildflowers had a good bloom for about six to eight weeks, then the showing moved up to the northern part of the park


Mojave Desert and So. California 2008 Wildflowers

Mojave Desert and Southern California - 2008 Wildflower Summary
In the Mojave Desert the rain was selective in 2008. The best area for wildflowers in February was the Amboy Crater, which is located off the I-40 on the old Route 66. The wildflower show was excellent, and lasted for about six weeks. The show then moved on to the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve which also had a good showing.


Nevada and Utah 2008 Wildflowers

Nevada and Utah - 2008 Wildflower Summary
Just outside of Las Vegas, there are two parks, Red Rock Canyon and the Valley of Fire. Both had good wildflower displays this year. Western Utah also had a good variety of wildflowers


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