This is the time of year that U.S. Southwest deserts are in bloom with their spectacular wildflower displays — just in time for the northeastern monarch migration. Right now Death Valley National Park is experiencing a superbloom. Wildflowers blanket the desert landscape in a sea of gold, purple and white – a rare occurrence caused by last fall’s high rain amounts.
Similar wildflower floral displays are going on in other California deserts as well as those in Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Texas. Unfortunately, these colorful wildflowers will start to wane as the desert heat and drought become more imminent, but they’ll be replaced with equally awesome desert native plant displays. [Read more…]