Flowering Tip

Most desert watchers will already know this but the Southern California, Utah, Neveda desert regions of the US had a lot more rainfall than usual as the Coast got drenched at the start of the year. And with record amounts of snowfall even on the interior California mountains, there should be a fairly good Spring runoff. In short one of the crucial necessary conditions (but by no means sufficient – see Mojave Wildflowers site for more info) for another spectacular desert dessert – widespread blooming starting as early as February has been set in place.