Where are the Desert Wildflowers & Cactus Blooming?
Desert Wildflowers Overview 2020
May 21, 2020 - The desert is heating up, and the wildflowers are fading at the lower elevations. The cactus are in bloom. Joshua Tree NP is now open. See new reports below.
Most National and State Parks have been closed to help stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The government would like everyone to stay home, and we don’t advise that you take road trips to destination parks or any other localities to see flowers. The wildflower reports we are publishing have been sent to us by people who live in the areas they are photographing. We hope they brighten your day!
- Anza Borrego DSP - May 1, 2020
- Death Valley NP - April 14, 2020
- Joshua Tree NP, Palm Springs, Mecca - May 21, 2020
- Mojave NP - Amboy - RT 66 - March 11 2020
- Southern California - May 21, 2020
- Carrizo Plain Area - April 24, 2020
- Northern California and the Northwest - April 8, 2020
E-mail your digital photos and reports to Jim@desertusa.com. Use Wildflower Report as the subject of your e-mail. Let us know where you took the photo and the date. We'll post them on our wildflower reports. Thanks for your support and photos.
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Photo 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 and wildflower photos.
Water Conservation Gardening. The vast majority of the water being used is wasted through evaporation, leaks, and run-off. Homeowners are not using the most efficient ways to water their landscaping and gardens. Not only are they wasting water, but they are increasing their monthly water bills. There are many ways that desert residents can have the gardens they desire while conserving precious water.
When will the desert wildflowers bloom? We start our reports in January. Plan your visits 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 and sign up for our newsletter.
We'd like to see your pictures too. E-mail your digital photos and reports to Jim@desertusa.com. 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.
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