This winter in Southern California we experienced the rainfall we had been waiting for that would help us pull out of what seemed like the drought. The rain has created what scientists are calling the California Desert Super Bloom in many of the desert areas such as Anza Borrego Desert Park. The state park is a 3 hour drive from Los Angeles and 2 hour drive from San Diego, and is definitely worth the trip.
Many of the Cacti are in bloom, as well as the Desert Lilies, Dune Sunflowers, Sand Verbena, Dune Primrose, and many more. The vibrant colors flushed up against the otherwise neutral landscape beckon you to explore the park and create a picture worth a thousand words.
As we head out of March and into April, the bloom will continue in higher altitude locations of the desert. So, if you haven’t made it yet you are not out of luck!
The park issued an update on the bloom on Friday, March 24th, encouraging visitors to come in the early- midday to avoid traffic and the heat.