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where to see California wild flowers in bloom

Hiouchi, CA(Zone 8b)

here is a site showing locations for blooming wild flowers in California
this is supposed to be the finest year for wild flowers in a long long time
http://www.theodorepayne.org/hotline/hotlinelinks.html

Dick


This message was edited Apr 28, 2005 11:20 AM

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Thank you so very much!! I will now plan a short vacation based out of Northern Cal!! We've been on some very nice hikes already in the Point Reyes area, took a ton of wildflower pics there!
Annie

Northern California, CA(Zone 9b)

What a fun idea Dick for a day trips!!

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

We have sooo many Redwoods here in town, and 2 large Lakes, I believe Lake Shabot is a a lot of wonderful hikes thru the Redwoods, and a ton of Native flowers! http://www.ebparks.org/parks/lakechab.htm
We also went North to the Giant Redwoods, fantastic hiking there, I can't wait to go back and take a lot of photos!! I did take a couple hundred pics around Point Reyes, beautiful wild flowers in early April!!!
Annie

Hiouchi, CA(Zone 8b)

i had to hunt all over the website for the page i was referring too
so i just now changed the link above to just the page of wildflower locations
if you want to see the home page goto http://www.theodorepayne.org/
yes it does look like a lot of day trips Kell
make sure you plenty of batteries & digital film :-)
Annie
you can spend a lot of days on some of these locations
& i would like to see some of those picts from both of you :-)

Dick

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Dick, thanks for this site!!!! I've been looking for that!
Annie

Hiouchi, CA(Zone 8b)

Annie
your very welcome
i thought i had put a link to this page
http://www.theodorepayne.org/hotline.html
& the other page is the link at the top of this one

Dick
still want to see some of those picts :-)

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Here's the link to wildflowers of Lake Shabot http://www.ebparks.org/events.htm
Such a pretty place to visit and photograph!
Annie

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Stever, Lake Isabella is great, camped there many times.
Yosemite, camping, hiking is unbelievable!
San Gabriel Mountains, so lush, the creeks, and a waterfall, great memories.
Caspers Wilderness Park, spent a lot of time, hiking, camping there! Wonderful place, watch for Mountain Lions.
Joshua Tree National Park, The Cactus, succulents are spectacular, and flowers in bloom to die for.
Death Valley National Park, huge diversity of land, much to see, a naturalist paradise! staying over is a must in one of their 2 hotels!!! This will give you more time for the sights!
Canyon Reserve, very nice.
Anza Borrego, wonderful place, much to apreciate all year long! I love C&S, and wildflowers there.
Don't forget the Point Reyes area, superb for photography, I need to post my many many wildflowers there!
Annie




High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

click link to see area, mostly So. Calif. http://desertusa.com/placestogo/du_california.html

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Thanks MaVie!! Living down South for over 40 years, We've been to most of these places! you made me reminesce!! Thanks, Annie

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

Annie, if u have the chance, go see the Calif. poppies [Antelope Valley] this year. they will be a sight to see this time. i can tell by the growth of Ca. poppies in my yard. the previous years, the poppies growth were only less than a foot high, blooms were only 2-3" wide. this year, the poppies grows to nearly 3' tall, blooms are about 4-6" wide i bet the Antelope Valley Poppies Reservation is an awesome sight to see.

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Oh, I bet it would be, I'm getting ready to post mine, unbelievable this year!!!! I took so many pics, I'll have to choose the best, lol, Annie

Gardena, CA

I went to the Poppy Preserve out by Lancaster about 3 weeks ago and it was fantastic. Fields of orange as far as you could see. This seasons rain made a dazzling display of poppies.

Castro Valley, CA(Zone 9a)

Poppies here as far as the eye can see, some neighbors have it instead of a lawn right now!!!! I have so many different colors, it's spectacular!!
I hope they last awhile longer, getting ready to plant more, lol.

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