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What's this about a Superbloom in Southern California and Arizona?

Anyone seen such a thing in person? And if so, where's the most northerly place to see a proper super-duper-bloom?

I have Teusday and Wednesday off, and might make a dash for the Carrizo Plain or something.

by Anonymousreply 4903/24/2019

The pollen, it burns!

by Anonymousreply 103/11/2019

I am going to take my camera out and go to town photographing and picking wild flowers. 🌺

But when is this bloom supposed to occur? Apparently rare birds, bees, and butterflies 🦋 are supposed to descend down to California following the nectar and pollinators.

Maybe this is a good omen for SoCal and Mother Nature will no longer be mad at us. 🌳

by Anonymousreply 203/11/2019

I don't have time to get down to Anza Borrego, but even here in Palm Springs the desert flowers are pretty spectacular.

by Anonymousreply 303/11/2019

Ahhh! The bees! They sting!!!!

by Anonymousreply 403/11/2019

I'll bet Death Valley is pretty spectacular. How about the Antelope Valley Poppy Preserve?

by Anonymousreply 503/11/2019

OP here. Looks like I can't get away, but I will have a long weekend 3/23. If the superbloom is just starting now, will it be over by then?

by Anonymousreply 603/11/2019

Sure does look purdy. Like an earthbound version of the Northern Lights or something.

by Anonymousreply 703/11/2019

OP, try the Carrizo Plain west of Bakersfield, east of San Luis Obispo.

by Anonymousreply 803/11/2019

I live in Lake Elsinore, where the superbloom has attracted tens of thousands.

by Anonymousreply 903/11/2019

What's all this I keep hearing about Superglue in Southern California and Arizona?

by Anonymousreply 1003/11/2019

Perfect, R10.

by Anonymousreply 1103/11/2019

The Wind Wolves Preserve, just south of Bakersfield, should also be a promising place to see wildflowers.

by Anonymousreply 1203/11/2019

That looks like Annihilation.

by Anonymousreply 1303/11/2019

OP, visit now. Wildflower bloom in California is short.

by Anonymousreply 1403/12/2019

Scenery like this probably played a part in the color palette of California artists, like Selden Gile of the Society of Six.

by Anonymousreply 1503/12/2019

Take pictures for us if you go, OP!

by Anonymousreply 1603/12/2019

Different areas reach peak-bloom at different times, OP. (see link) But R14 is right, don't drag your feet!

I would definitely suggest people go on a weekday, if your schedule allows. There was an hours long traffic jam on 1-15 near Lake Elsinore this weekend because so many people went to see the superbloom. (and too many people on the trails, blah!)

by Anonymousreply 1703/12/2019

Although not mentioned in R17, wildlife biologists are also expecting a pretty spectacular wildflower displays in the Santa Monica Mountains this spring, particularly in the Woolsey fire burn areas.

by Anonymousreply 1803/12/2019

Supposedly Death Valley is not a good show this year because the rain needed to come a month or two earlier. I’d still like to have a look around though.

by Anonymousreply 1903/12/2019

I follow malibupost on Instagram and there have been a lot of pictures lately of the Woolsey fire area. It’s coming back with lots of green shoots.

by Anonymousreply 2003/12/2019

OP here, managed a few hours at the Carrizo Plain, insane amount of wildflowers in the hills on the northeast part of the valley.

How long do these things last? In ten days I can make a longer trip, will it be over by then?

by Anonymousreply 2103/14/2019

Table Mountain up north near Orovlle is known for its spectacular wildflower bloom. I wonder how the heavy rains will affect it this season.

by Anonymousreply 2203/14/2019

r9 I was on I-15 yesterday and was amazed at all of the wildflowers on the east side of the freeway between Corona and Elsinore. Like nothing I've ever seen before.

by Anonymousreply 2303/14/2019

R22, any way of finding out whether Oroville is blooming up yet? So far in No Cal the wildflowers are just starting up, mostly mustard and a few poppies.

There's no way there's a Datalounger in Oroville. Chico, maybe?

by Anonymousreply 2403/14/2019

I"m in Sacramento and our poppies are already in full bloom. The site below has some links and a phone number.

by Anonymousreply 2503/14/2019

Here are a couple of twitter addresses you can use, too.

by Anonymousreply 2603/14/2019


by Anonymousreply 2703/14/2019

The flower fields are open now.

by Anonymousreply 2803/14/2019

In the Coachella Valley, the mountains are the greenest I've ever seen them. More snow on the mountains than I can remember in a long time.

by Anonymousreply 2903/14/2019

Video from Walker Canyon. Lots of mustard in bloom.

by Anonymousreply 3003/17/2019

I was at Table Mountain, Oroville today. Spring is just starting up, there are wildflowers but they're small and kind of scattered, with a few areas of carpeting. Early spring species, I'm going to visit again over the next month or two if I can.

Spring is here, but she's still in her bathrobe and trying to decide what to wear, so to speak.

by Anonymousreply 3103/17/2019

Lake Elsinore had to shut down due to the crowds today.

by Anonymousreply 3203/17/2019

The blooms are a little late arriving due to recent heavy rains so the Daffodil Hill opening was postponed.

by Anonymousreply 3303/20/2019

Amidst the visitor congestion over the weekend at/near Lake Elsinore, a tourist managed to get bitten by a rattlesnake. If you decide to go wandering around in Southern California fields and meadows, DO watch out, as this is also the start of rattlesnake season.

by Anonymousreply 3403/20/2019

I went to the Antelope Valley poppy reserve on Monday. Lots of brilliant orange poppies as well as purple and yellow flowers. The craziest part is the butterflies—they are everywhere. Just a constant stream of them the entire time I was there. Go on a weekday, though. It was really crowded even on a weekday.

by Anonymousreply 3503/20/2019

People ruin everything.

by Anonymousreply 3603/20/2019

[quote]If you decide to go wandering around in Southern California fields and meadows, DO watch out, as this is also the start of rattlesnake season.

People also need to be careful with their dogs. They'll naturally poke around in bushes and may stir a nesting snake.

by Anonymousreply 3703/20/2019

When will Northern California - like near Guerneville - blossom?

by Anonymousreply 3803/20/2019

[quote]When will Northern California - like near Guerneville - blossom?

There are already lots of pansies in Guerneville.

by Anonymousreply 3903/20/2019

People really do fuck up everything. All these ATTENTION SEEKERS are exhausting. Everyone acts like its a all you can eat buffet 24/7 now. Gross!

by Anonymousreply 4003/20/2019

Consistent with the hypertourism happening across the globe. There is no tourist-worthy destination left that isn’t overwhelmed with gawkers. Even in nature. Just go to any national park - the crowds are insane almost all the time now.

by Anonymousreply 4103/20/2019

I might be able to visit So Cal this weekend. Is the bloom still going to be on, and is there any place I can see the blooms on the weekend without fighting crowds? Do I have to go all the way to the hell and gone Carrizo Plain?

by Anonymousreply 4203/20/2019

Oh fuck! Now they have put up zip lines. Sicking. People really do fuck up everything.

by Anonymousreply 4303/22/2019

Beautiful. Is it natural?

by Anonymousreply 4403/22/2019

True, R41

by Anonymousreply 4503/22/2019

Where, R43?

by Anonymousreply 4603/24/2019

Is the superbloom still on?

by Anonymousreply 4703/24/2019

Yes, it should last through early April. Many sites—Lake Elsinore (where the bloom is most super), Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego, etc.—post periodic updates about the flowers. Below is Elsinore. Sounds beautiful, but no way in hell I’d go on a weekend.

by Anonymousreply 4803/24/2019

You should still be able to see them up north for a few weeks yet as the bloom was delayed by heavy rains.

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