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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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