Mojave Desert 2014
Early in 2014, the coming spring bloom seemed to be doomed because of the unusually dry winter. Then in the last few days of February and the first few days of March the rain came down in quantity. Pasadena received approximately 6 inches of rain, and the nearby deserts were also well watered. The result several weeks later was one of the grandest Mojave Desert flower seasons that anyone can recall.
Our chapter arranged a special field trip to the Mojave Desert in early April to see this bloom. The photos below represent a selection of images from that field trip and from surrounding days. They give a good impression of the great variety of plants and flowers to be seen in the desert.
Click on the thumbnails to see higher-resolution images.
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