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2018 Wildflower Reports
April 20, 2018 Pam reports: Entering the Valley of Fire State Park in Southwest Nevada, was happy to see yellow wildflowers along the roadway. Just past the west entrance, big horn sheep were munching on the wildflowers! The Fire Wave trail had lots of yellow wildflowers, blooming creosotes and even a handful of blooming beavertails. Rainbow Vista had some more yellow blooms and then near the CCC cabins - low and behold, more big horn sheep munching on the yellow blooms.
April 11, 2018 the Wilsons report: Lake Mead North Shore flowers, Best flowers in 10 years here. Identified 25 varieties, a couple we couldn't identified.
April 6, 2018 Lake Mead National Recreation Area reports: Beavertail cactus are in bloom! The flowers will develop into a cactus apple which many desert animals love to munch on. This cactus gets its name from the round flat shape of its pads.
April 2, 2018 Betty reports: Gold Butte National Monument is a United States national monument located in Clark County, Nevada, northeast of Las Vegas and south of Mesquite and Bunkerville. Joshua trees are in bloom. The Yuccas are just starting. Saw a couple pagoda plants and a globe mellow. Found two poppies in the area where we usually find them.
April 2, 2018 Arches National Park reports: Spring is a green burst of new life beginning in the red desert. Biscuitroot is among the first flowers to bloom each year.
Mar 26, 2018 Arches NP reports: Spring is a green burst of new life beginning in the red desert. Biscuitroot is among the first flowers to bloom each year.
Mar 23, 2018 Valley of Fire State Park reports: Some wildflowers are starting to bloom in the park. Keep an eye out for desert globemallow.
Mar 16, 2018 Steve reports: Panamint daisies along North Shore Road at Lake Mead near east entrance to Valley of Fire State Park. Also saw many marigolds and brittle bush.
Mar 12, 2018 Diane reports: Cottonwood Cove Road, Searchlight, NV and the road to Nelson’s Landing, NV A few blooms, six species noted along Cottonwood Cove Road and five species along the road to Nelson’s Landing. Blooming along Cottonwood Cove Road: desert alyssum, Arizona lupine, odora, Virgin River encelia (brittlebush), creosote, coyote tobacco Several small Arizona lupine plants noted w/o stems/buds yet. Lots of odora in bud. Blooming along road to Nelson’s Landing: creosote, Virgin River encelia (brittlebush), coyote tobacco, rosy two-toned penstemon, unknown daisy-type bloom. Thick leaved ground cherry in bud near Nelson’s Landing.
Mar 9, 2018 Liz reports: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area outside Las Vegas. Calico Basin. Calico Spring. First is Freckled Milkvetch. We found just a few starting to bloom. The second is Pretty Shooting Stars in bud. We found many in the spring in bud. Some look to open in 1-3 days if indeed the temperatures in the 70’s really come tomorrow!
Jan 9, 2018 Arches NP Reports: Lots of snow in the park today, Arches has become a winter wonderland.
Jan 9, 2018 Lake Mead NRA Reports: Lake Mead woke up to rain this morning. If only there were a way to capture the wonderful scent.
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