Desert Wildflower Reports
March 20, 2017 - The 2017 desert's super bloom wildflower season is close to its peak in some areas, but there should still be many wildflowers to see for the next few weeks. Joshua Tree NP, Mojave Desert and Anza Borrego DSP have many wildflowers in bloom now. Cactus are starting to bloom. Southern California, Nevada and Arizona are also blooming. Last weekend was very crowded in many areas – during the week is the best time to visit the desert. 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 March 20, 2017
- Tucson Area and Southern AZ - Updated March 17, 2017
- Anza Borrego DSP - Updated March 20, 2017
- Death Valley NP - Updated March 17, 2017
- Joshua Tree NP - Updated March 20, 2017
- Mojave NP & Amboy - Updated March 16, 2017
- Southern California - Updated March 20, 2017
- Northern California and the Northwest - Updated March 13, 2017
- Nevada and Utah - Updated March 20, 2017
- New Mexico - Updated March 7, 2017
- Texas - Updated March 10, 2017
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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