Posts tagged wildflower watch
Wildflower Watch

The incredible wildflower season here in the desert continues to surprise us. The cool weather is prolonging the life of a lot of annual blooms, and rain and snow continue to fall in the Coachella Valley and surrounding mountains. How long will the wildflowers last? Will the Valentine's Day deluge produce another round of blooms late in the season? It's too soon to tell, but in the meantime many of our usual wildflower hotspots - Indian Canyons, Whitewater Preserve, Box Canyon Road - are inaccessible due to flooded roads.

Fortunately, our desert is home to a variety of landscapes and diversity of life (including wildflowers!) that are both varied and unique - many species living here in the Coachella Valley are found nowhere else on Earth. Some of these unique blooms are open right now - here's where to find them:

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Wildflower Watch

Part of the joy of watching desert wildflowers is seeing them develop over time, from tiny green seedlings to vibrant bouquets of purple, yellow, white, and red. Every day, new flowers are blooming at hotspots across the Coachella Valley, but there is also a special satisfaction in returning the same trail or patch and discovering new varieties of shapes and colors day after day.

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Wildflower Watch

It's looking like another Superbloom in the desert, as dry desert soils transform into carpets of sunflowers, poppies, and primrose. We're tracking when and where the blooms are best throughout the season, and we'll be bringing you updates on the flowers - starting today!

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