Perfectly beautiful wildflowers after the storms
Last updated 4/17/2008 at Noon
For desert wildflowers this year, the rains of winter were “the perfect storm,” according to Hank, a naturalist at the Anza-Borrego State Park visitor’s center in Borrego Springs.
Rains starting early, remaining slow and sustained for many weeks without becoming catastrophic, moderate temperatures and a slowly warming spring: this is the recipe for a fantastic bloom in the desert.
Years in which the desert gets massive flooding in winter will also produce excellent shows – and draw crowds from all over the world – but even without record rainfall this is proving to be an awesome...