#14 Oatman: Just past bloom but ready for brittlebush and beavertail cactus next few weeks.

#15 Tres Alamos: I have not seen it but reports of Joshua trees blooming.

#17 The Gibraltar Mountain: Area is peaking now. Best in the past 15 years!

#20 Lake Pleasant Regional Park:  A once a decade bloom is underway.

#21 White Tank Mountain Regional Park: Getting ready for the brittlebush bloom.

#25 Bartlett Lake: At peak Mexican gold poppy bloom now and is the best showing in a decade. Lupine are a foot tall on the high slopes and lots of other wildflowers to fill in the open spaces. That’s not even the good news! Bartlett is 1-2 weeks away from an epic brittlebush bloom. If we get rain we could see a 1998 double bloom the hillsides will be covered in gold and yellow with some red chuparosa. Try Horseshoe Lake if you want to miss the crowds. The hillsides on the west side of the road are looking good.

#45 The Rolls: Bloom is good but the area has been invaded by ORV’s who have cut down the protective fences.

#59 Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument: Good brittlebush bloom starting.

In other areas not listed in our Wild in Arizona guidebook, there are good orange globemallow carpets west of Gila Bend along the river.  Also, just received a “getting close to dune blooms” report on Mohawk dunes.

5 Responses to “Arizona Wildflower Field Report: March 16th 2017”

  1. Hello Paul,

    Coming in from California and this will be my first time at Bartlett Lake. The lake looks large and I’m not sure which part of the lake would be best for photographing the flowers. Guess I could look for the crowds but if you could give any pointers on the area I should be looking for that would be great.

    Thanks again, Eric

  2. What…??? ORVer’s cut down the protective fencers at “The Rolls”…??? SHAMEFUL…!!!

  3. First Of all great book for photography enthusiats!. I was wondering if anyone have feedback on current bloom situation at Silver King Mine road and Eagle tail mountain region. Is it worth a trip this weekend and/or future to any of those locations.

    -SK

    • eagle tail is not a great bloom form owhclover like the photos in book but ok for other wildflowers. We have some reports that Silver King is average for lupine with a good brittlebush bloom 1 week away. Road has some flood damage so high clearance. If you do go to the locations could you give us a report. Thanks Paul

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