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2018 Reports

April 27, 2018 Big Bend National Park reports: Signaled by steadily rising spring temperatures, and intensified by arid local conditions, many Texas Rainbow Cactus (Echinocereus dasyacanthus) have erupted into bloom. Waxy yellow flowers seem to materialize from the stems amid rainbow-colored spines, attracting pollinators throughout desert flats and grasslands alike.

April 11, 2018 Anton reports: Wildflower Bloom - on April 7th I went to Big Bend in Texas. Some Prickly Pears are past peak, but still plenty to come.


April 2, 2018 Crys
reports: Went out last weekend to Austin to hunt for wildflowers since CA seemed to be a bust this year and I’d heard TX reports were looking good. I was out in Hill Country but not a lot of luck there. Also went out towards Bastrop where the highways were beautiful with blue bonnets and primroses but nothing in the Bastrop State Park or out 21 to 290. There were spots of blue bonnets around Elgin but all on private property. I had much better luck at the Lady Bird Wildflower Center and that’s where the attached were shot.

April 2, 2018 Lake Somerville Birch Creek State Park reports: If you are coming out to the park save some time for the wildflowers! Washington County is in full bloom right now with some colorful scenes. FM 390 from Burton to FM 105 is a good place to start. These scenes are minutes from the Somerville Complex and remember don't block the roads or trespass on private property.

Mar 23, 2018 Mr X reports: Some patchy blooming in Big Bend NP last weekend.

Mar 23, 2018 Anton reports: Yucca is blooming in Big Bend National Park. 

Feb 9, 2018 Big Bend National Park reports: Blooming now! Warnock's cactus (Echinomastus warnockii) are in bloom in the lower desert. 2018 is predicted to be a good bloom year for cacti, particularly prickly pear, as well as yuccas, despite wildflowers having a below-average showing to date.

 

 

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.

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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.

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