Will we get another Instagram-worthy superbloom this year? California’s statewide drought officially ended in March, paving the way for the possibility of better blooms this year. But it's not a sure thing.
Last year's wildflowers were spectacular, from Lake Elsinore's poppies to Anza Borrego's carpets of desert daisies. This year, the forecast is uncertain.Anza-Borrego Desert State Park northeast of San Diego could see a “prominent bloom,” meaning pockets of showy wildflowers blooming among its 600,000 acres. The area received 1.5 inches of rain in November and 1 inch of rain in December, not dazzling moisture totals. “It could be a good bloom,” says Danny McCamish, senior environmental scientist for the Colorado Desert District and the park. “We’re looking for February to stay cool, under 75 degrees, and enough rain.” But “good” doesn’t mean “super.” A poppy field blooming in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, east of San Diego, in March 2019. (Etienne Laurent / EPA-EFE/REX ) Last year, 4.5 inches of rain fell in February and soaked the entire desert valley, leading to profuse blooms of ground-hugging purple mat, thick stands of yellow bricklebush, fluffy white Fremont’s pincushion, desert primrose and desert lilies. “All the microclimates across the entire region bloomed all at the same time,” McCamish says. Farther out, Death Valley National Park east of Los Angeles received 3.22 inches of rain from January to December 2019. September and October were dry, but rainfall rebounded with an average November and an above-average December. The park doesn’t think it can match its superbloom of 2016 this year. Advertisement “Several factors have to align for a superbloom, including regular, gentle rain over the course of the winter and spring, mild spring temperatures and lack of strong winds,” the park posted on social media. “The stage has been set for a good — but not excellent — bloom: This fall and winter the park has had 0.95 inches of rain, compared with 1.3 inches of rain in the fall and winter leading up to the 2016 superbloom. Desert sunflowers surround a photographer during a rare superbloom of wildflowers in Death Valley National Park in 2016. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times) “What happens next depends on the weather in the next couple of months, but current weather modeling shows slightly above-average temperatures for spring. In short, while we do not anticipate a superbloom (which, as the name implies, is not a regular event), we do hope it will be a good year for flowers. Keep your fingers crossed!” Indeed, stay tuned to see how the weather — and the flowers — unfold. We’ll be updating this story regularly with wildflower reports for these places as well as Carrizo Plain National Monument in Kern County, Joshua Tree National Park and the Santa Monica Mountains. Read more: Los Angeles Times
California is literally becoming golden. Hope not. A bunch of influencers and instagrammers trashing nature? is this a weed euphemism? Gonna be the invasive mustard bloom But California is in Permanent Drought we were told It’s been so dry this month 😫💔
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