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2006 Wildflower Summary
Desert perennials often survive by remaining dormant during dry periods of the year, then springing into bloom when water becomes available. View the very best of the 2006 photos sent in by DesertUSA's readers!
Anza Borrego: Seasons in the Desert
It is a place of great extremes, yet filled with living things and secret corners. The Emmy Award winning film is an intimate portrait of the desert; a celebration of wilderness and of life. This preview shows some wonderful footage of Anza Borrego Desert State Park and some of its inhabitants.
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