Northern CA and Northwest USA

Wildflower Reports

Back to Main Wildflower Page

We'd like to see your pictures too. E-mail your digital photos and reports to [email protected]. Use Wildflower Report as the subject of your e-mail. Let us know where you took the photo and the date.


Need a place to stay check our low rates

 

2022 Northern California And the Northwest Wildflowers

Apr 21 2022 Ken Reports: We visited Pacheco State Park right off hwy 152 outside of Gilroy CA this afternoon, 4/17.From the parking lot there were no wildflowers visible, short of some yellow spots.

As we walked up the trail to the top of the first hill -- where most of the easy flowers are usually visible -- we came across plants with many buds and maybe one bloom.  It was as if we were just days too early.  We're going back next weekend to look. Attached are some of the single blooms we found just off trail.



 

Mar 17 2022 Ted reports: Owl’s clover, Mt Diablo State Park, March 12, 2022



Mar 9 2022 Jody reports:The Sierra Nevada foothills on March 2nd.

 


Mar 9 2022 Howard reports: Briones Regional Park -  Buttercups. Thousands in the black oak grove, a steep climb up from Bear Creek staging area but within sight of it to the north.


Briones Regional Park, Bear Creek staging area, east up Old Briones Road. All south faces have significant poppies.



Feb 28 2022 David reports: Wildflowers, NorCal, East of Napa Valley 2/25/22


Feb 25 2022 Derek reports: I took the attached photos of poppies on Monday 2/21 on Del Peurto Canyon Rd, west of Patterson, about 19 miles from the intersection with I-5

There were other splashes of poppies and a few other flowers along the route. I wouldn't suggest making a special trip, but if you are traveling between I-5 and the Bay Area, have some extra time, and don't mind narrow, rough roads, it could be worth a detour.


Jan 1 2022 DUSA reports: Happy New Year. The outlook for the wildflower season looks good at this point.

 

2021 Northern California And the Northwest Wildflowers

April 14 2021 Keung Reports:  Yosemite Hite Cove Trail Wildflowers. 4/4/21



April 8 2021 Derek Reports: There's a nice poppy patch right beside Calaveras Rd in Sunol, Alameda County where it intersects with Oakridge Rd, just north of Calaveras Reservoir.
https://goo.gl/maps/eGRt2rczD2gSmRoZ9
It's about 7 miles from I680 - The problem is that it's behind a fence with No Trespassing signs


There's a much bigger, but less dense, patch on a steep hillside in Sunol Regional Wilderness. You can access it by hiking up to the Cave Rocks Rd Trail. My photos of the whole patch didn't come out, so this is just a sample


More poppies on the Cerro Este trail, mixed with a purple flower I can't identify.



April 5 2021 Steve Reports: North Table Mountain Ecological Preserve






 

 

 

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.

We'd like to see your pictures too. E-mail your digital photos and reports to [email protected]. Use Wildflower Report as the subject of your e-mail. Let us know where you took the photo and the date. We will post them on our wildflower reports. Thanks for your support and photos.

DesertUSA Newsletter -- Each month we send articles on hiking, camping and places to explore. Animals, wildflower reports, plant information and much more. Sign up now (It's Free).


Wildflower Field Guide page.

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.

Mojave Desert Wildflowers - This book is the standard by which all other wildflower books are measured. The author, Jon Mark Stewart, has combined super photography with concise information. This book has an entire color page for each wildflower covered, with a discussion of the wildflower. 210 pages with 200 color photos. More..

 

For other state reports click on link below

Arizona| California| Nevada| New Mexico| Texas

Southern CA Wildflowers | Anza-Borrego DSP | Death Valley NP | Joshua Tree NP | Mojave NP

Back to Main Wildflower Page | Wildflower Field Guide

Mojave Desert Wildflowers book 200 color photos

Other DesertUSA Resources

Desert Plants
Wildflower Information & Hotlines
When Will The Wildflowers Bloom?

 

 

 

 

 

Share this page on Facebook:


DesertUSA Newsletter -- We send articles on hiking, camping and places to explore, as well as animals, wildflower reports, plant information and much more. Sign up below or read more about the DesertUSA newsletter here. (It's Free.)

The Desert Environment
The North American Deserts
Desert Geological Terms

SEARCH THIS SITE
FREE DESERTUSA NEWSLETTER

Enter Email:








 
 
 
Copyright © 1996- DesertUSA.com and Digital West Media, Inc. - -