Reference my earlier post on Death Valley’s superbloom. I thought you’d like to see some of the bloom. The purpose of the film was to document the sky, but about half-way through it starts picking up the desert floor. The video was found through EarthSky News blog.
Search Results for: death valley
I am pleased to announce the Wild Ones Fox Valley Area Chapter is presenting their 22nd annual Toward Harmony with Nature conference The American Garden – A Life or Death Situation on January 27, 2018 at the Oshkosh Convention Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
It appears there is a silver lining in all the terrible environmental happenings going on in California these days. Southern California is experiencing a super bloom.
The Super Bloom
Over the past two years, much of Southern California has been super dry with drought conditions. This has kept the invasive grasses and other non-desirable plants from blooming, preventing them from forming seeds which would typically have sprouted last year and taken space from more desirable native species. Then the heavy rains this past winter allowed the dormant native forb seed to absorb the extra moisture and to germinate and bloom into a super bloom. And, with the cool weather they have recently been experiencing, this should mean the super bloom will last that much longer.
Blankets of Wildflowers in Southern California
Walker Canyon Ecological Reserve in Southern California has been in the news recently because of their super bloom, so much so people have been coming from all over just to view the blooming phenomenon and to take photos. But in so doing, are trampling the forbs — just like the buffalo of old? Hey — one way to outsmart extincton!
Video courtesy Nắng Ấm Cali and YouTube.
More Super Blooms 2019
Southern California sites you may wish to visit on-line:
- Diamond Valley Lake
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park
- Mojave National Park
- Channel Islands National Park
- Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Other sites in California you may wish to visit on-line:
See also the Theodore Payne Foundation’s Wild Flower Hotline.
This year it looks like the western monarchs will be able to feast on some awesome native plant blooms in California. The heavy rains this state has been experiencing over the winter have been making up for the long drought. Sprouting of several species is already being seen in the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, so their typical mid-March into Mid-April Poppy (Eschscholzia californica) bloom should be spectacular and just in time for the Western Monarch Migration.
Saddleback Butte State Park in California is actually experiencing an early bloom and expect to see some spectacular floral showings this year.
Or check out bloom times throughout the Southwest.
For more info about drought in America.