Wildflowers in (super)bloom

Submitted by admin on Tue, 03/12/2019 - 13:55
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Spring came a little early this year and a super bloom is in full effect in a few California state parks! The next few weeks will be prime time to see vibrant blooms across California. We asked some of our supporters to share their favorite state parks to visit during wildflower season!   “I love South Yuba River State Park because it embodies the incredible natural beauty of our amazing state!” - Candice Rogers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Having spent some time in many spectacular wild places, my informed favorite California state park is Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The geologic diversity, what I call 'rock drama' in the dramatic lighting of early and late daylight; the natural history; the fascinating plant and animal life, so much of it easily observed. Chuckwalla, phainopepla, peninsular desert bighorn, kangaroo rat, ocotillo, beaver tail cactus, glowing back-lighted cholla, rabbits, quail, raptors, desert ironwood, a panoply of fascinations. Visit between early December and the first week of April, of course. It's the desert.” - Wes Janssen

 

 

 

 

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“I love driving down the 1 in the spring and seeing the wildflowers in bloom around Pigeon Point Light Station State Historic Park. It always makes it feel like summer is right around the corner!” - Jim McGowan  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“We love Saddleback Butte State Park for its convenient location, beautiful desert scenery including gorgeous spring yellow bloom, the Joshua Trees and unbelievable sun rises and sunsets from the top of the Butte, wildlife (including coyotes, lizards, rabbits, snakes), minimal crowds, nice camping area, and love the nearby Antelope Valley Indian Museum State Historic Park!” - Michael Stadnick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“The wildflower blooms in Los Angeles State Historic State Park bring beautiful scenes for park visitors to enjoy! Spring just feels like the parks are alive as birds, insects and other wildlife are out in the park enjoying the blooms alongside you.” - Melissa Potts  

 

Have you checked out the superbloom this year? Share your photos with us at @calparks on Twitter and Instagram!