With the unbelievable amount of rain this past winer and recent bursts of spring sunshine, wildflowers are blooming all over Southern California. The eastern part of the region is experiencing a “super bloom” unlike anything seen in the area since 2005.
With family and friends I had the chance to explore the Anzo Borrego desert and experience this rare event. It was really amazing to explore the different fields, canyons and hikes that the Anzo Borrego state park has to offer. We got to see fields of desert sunflowers, desert evening primrose, parish's poppy, desert lilies, ocotillo cactus, sphinx moths, and big horned sheep! I ended up going for two weekends because the first weekend we went saw unprecedented crowds. The second week I went was much more mellow and offered up a different variety of flowers and wildlife to see. I was grateful to be able to see how this amazing natural event changed in just a matter of weeks!