With all the recent talk of social distancing, now is a great time to take advantage of the acres and acres of park space we have access to here as Californians (or in California?). According to Cal State Parks, we are expecting to see a “moderate wildflower bloom” across its desert state parks! These wild flowers are expected to bloom through April if the weather allows for it. Dependent on the park you visit – you can see a variety of different native wildflowers including the California poppy (our state flower), sand verbena, evening primrose, popcorn flowers, and desert lilies!
In these uncertain times, it is important we remember to devote time for ourselves and appreciate the little things in life. It really is true what they say… “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
If you have time to explore one of the beautiful desert California State Parks, please follow all posted guidelines and stay on the marked paths. The last thing we want is trampled flowers! See below for the list of parks you can visit to enjoy the bloom of wildflowers!
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA
Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Lancaster, CA
Hungry Valley State Vehicular Recreation Area, Gorman, CA
Red Rock Canyon State Park, Cantil, CA
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area, Borrego Springs, CA
Photos Courtesy of Cal State Parks