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2/16/2016
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Mary and I went out scouting the southern areas for any signs of wildflowers. Nothing yet. upset

We did see some barrel cactus buds and a lot of green grass so it looks like it may be a decent wildflower season.
I am far from an expert but I would say at least another 3 weeks .


The Ocotillo look extremely healthy and are covered with thick green leaves so hopefully that is a sign of things to come .


Ocotillo starting to blossom in Indian Gorge


Chuparosa in Jojoba Wash

Desert Wildflower Scouting Trip in Southern Anza Borrego

We will head back out in a few weeks to check things out.
Bob
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2/16/2016
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We are hoping the heat doesn't affect the flowers. Good chance it being this warm this early will.
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2/18/2016
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Thank Linda,
Agreed. Are you getting rain today?
Small amounts on the coast.
Bob

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We are hoping the heat doesn't affect the flowers. Good chance it being this warm this early will.


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3/4/2016
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Here a link to today's latimes.com story on ABDSP wild flower enthusiasts:

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-flower-stalkers-20160305-story.html
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3/4/2016
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tommy750 wrote:
Here a link to today's latimes.com story on ABDSP wild flower enthusiasts:

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-flower-stalkers-20160305-story.html


Nice article.

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3/6/2016
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Still waiting for all of the Desert Dandelions to come up in the south.
Back in 2011 when Daren and I hiked into Canebrake from Indian Valley the flowers were everywhere.



Last weekend the Barrel Cacti in Indian Valley were looking pretty good.



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3/6/2016
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Maybe after this weeks rains the blooms will begin to start popping up.

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3/6/2016
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That is what I am hoping Daren,

Bob

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Maybe after this weeks rains the blooms will begin to start popping up.


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3/6/2016
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Pretty good blooms going on north of DiGiorgio Road at the south end of Coyote Canyon, just returned. Lots of desert lilies there and also south of the S-22 opposite Clark Dry Lake. Tons of sphinx moth catepillars on the plants too. Alex has all the photos smile

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3/7/2016
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Would love to see the photos.
Thanks for the update smile

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Pretty good blooms going on north of DiGiorgio Road at the south end of Coyote Canyon, just returned. Lots of desert lilies there and also south of the S-22 opposite Clark Dry Lake. Tons of sphinx moth catepillars on the plants too. Alex has all the photos smile


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3/7/2016
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Backpacked into Sheep Canyon a week ago and it was really green. Chuparosa blooming everywhere and many other flowers going off. Beavertails starting to bloom. Coyote Canyon was coming on strong with lilies, etc. Boulder Alley wasn't too bad. Water was all the way down to the Sheep Canyon Primitive Camp area. The sound of running water & canyon wrens is music for the soul.

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3/10/2016
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surfponto wrote:

Last weekend the Barrel Cacti in Indian Valley were looking pretty good.





Wow, I've never seen a barrel cactus in bloom like that. And yellow. Great photo!
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3/16/2016
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Camped Tuesday night (3/15) in northern AB. Lovely afternoon and evening but not a whole lot going on re wildflowers. Some brown-eyed primrose and a few desert lily already gone to seed around Arroyo Salado and Truckhaven areas. Henderson Canyon road area quite a lot of sunflowers past prime and some dune primrose but not a lot else. Ocotillos vary from green and lush to looking rather poor. But frankly, i prefer when the wildflowers are subdued. Less people and less problems with my allergies.

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3/18/2016
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Thanks Florian,
I may head out next Friday for the day since we are off work.
I heard Yaqui Meadows had a lot of blooms.

Bob


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Camped Tuesday night (3/15) in northern AB. Lovely afternoon and evening but not a whole lot going on re wildflowers. Some brown-eyed primrose and a few desert lily already gone to seed around Arroyo Salado and Truckhaven areas. Henderson Canyon road area quite a lot of sunflowers past prime and some dune primrose but not a lot else. Ocotillos vary from green and lush to looking rather poor. But frankly, i prefer when the wildflowers are subdued. Less people and less problems with my allergies.

-Florian


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