Desert Wildflowers New Mexico
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2019 Wildflower Reports New Mexico
April 26, 2019 Neysa reports: There is lots to be seen right now in the Catwalk Recreation Area in New Mexico
April 22, 2019 Neysa reports: Photos are from Soledad Canyon (Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument) in Las Cruces, NM on April 19, 2019. Poppies and claret cups were found along upper main trail leading to spring. Wild onion was located near the beginning of trail and the penstemons and paintbrushes were found above the dry wash along the trail.
April 12, 2019 Jim reports: I visited 4/3, there were scattered flowers (mostly poppies) all along the east side of the Florida mountains, south of Deming.
April 10, 2019 Jim reports: Shot April 4th, there are some good flower displays along the Virden Highway (RT 92) north of Lordsburg.
April 1, 2019 Margery reports: East of Las Cruces, NM on eastern slopes of Organ mts., Aguirre Springs campground rd. 3/29/19.
Jan 1, 2019 DesertUSA Reports: Should be a good year for wildflowers, no reports at this date.
2018 Wildflower Reports
May 5, 2018 X Reports: Photo taken April 30, 2018 near the hamlet of Manzano, just north of Mountainair, NM, elev 6500’. Abundant in clumps.
May 2, 2018 Gary Reports: The Hedge Hog Cactus are at peak bloom on the foothills of the Sandia Mtns. This image is from the Bear Canyon area which is on the east side of Albuquerque, NM.
April 27, 2018 Jeanne Reports: Blooming in Santa Fe
April 20, 2018 Barbara Reports: Near Ponderosa, NM at about 6400 ft, 15 April, 2018: All the hedgehog cactus are about this stage of bud development. I saw this one, solitary Indian Paintbrush. There were just a few small yellow flowers out, but not much more yet.
April 11, 2018 Squirrel Girl Reports: Along the Quebradas Backcountry Byway April 7, 2018. It’s still early for the flowers, but some are out and there are more than would be expected for the extreme dry conditions this year. It probably won’t be spectacular, but may be better in a week or two. Many, but not all ocotillo have buds. This was the only yucca I saw budding.
2017 Wildflower Reports
Aug 9, 2017 Bill reports: I'm sorry that I don't have photos just yet but would very much like to return to the El Malpais National Monument area south of Grants, NM where in Aug of 2013 the monsoons must have been strong as the lupine were in stunning bloom.
Aug 5, 2017 Jen reports: North of Carlsbad, NM, Illinois Camp Rd, east of Lake Avalon.
June 8, 2017 Gary reports: The Yuccas are at peak bloom at the White Sands National Monument. This image was take on 3 June 2017 south of the backcountry camp. The area west of the "sunset stroll" has many blooming Yuccas.
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