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Anza-Borrego Buffs, Find Fresh Wildflower Sightings

Rain, rain, and more rain has been kind to this year's petal-packed show.

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    What's blooming where around California's largest state park? There's an online map for that.

    What to Know

    • Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

    • Highway S-22, June Wash, and the mouth of Coyote Canyon are seeing lovely blooms

    • Go now, though the bloom could last "through Mid-March or even later"

    It can feel a bit like a minute-to-minute enterprise, to keep track of what is blooming where around the largest state park in the Golden State.

    Especially if you don't happen to be visiting Anza-Borrego Desert State Park while you're keeping tabs on what lupines and which primroses might be reaching peak bloom.

    Good thing, then, that the awesome people behind the huge park have your blossom-loving back.

    Not only are detailed posts, pointing you in specific directions, regularly appearing on the park's social pages, but there's a terrific map, too, showing lovers of the springtime wildflower show where to go.

    First up?

    Let's talk about the most recent post, on March 5, which spotlights a strong wildflower game in locations like Ella Wash, Coachwhip Canyon, and Arroyo Salado.

    "The mouth of Coyote Canyon, at the north end of paved DiGiorgio Road, has fields of flowers in bloom," states the petal-seeking pdf. And "... Octotillo Wells SVRA is also experiencing an outstanding bloom due to heavy rain in the fall."

    Possibly the most exciting part in a pdf absolutely filled with exciting parts? "Cool weather and moisture may help the bloom last through mid-March or even later."

    Hello, road trip. Hello, you stunning scrubby-landscape'd wonders.

    And more good stuff? Here's the link to that wildflower map, which is also staying current about what's popping up and where.

    Nope, it isn't always easy to not be on the ground when wildflowers are doing their dazzling thing, but to have park employees on our sides, as we plan our wildflower-based adventures from afar, is terrific.

    Question: Are there currently more blooms in that huge state park or more city-based flower lovers feeling gratitude over all of the excellent wildflower coverage provided by park staffers?

    We can't and won't decide, though the gratitude is very high, indeed.

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