Originally Posted by Paul O.
Thanks, Jon, for mentioning the desert bloom. When do you think it might start in places like Joshua Tree NP, or Death Valley?
I'm not as familiar with the patterns in the Mojave Desert, but in the Sonoran Desert it should be getting underway over the next few weeks, peaking in mid-late March. It varies from year to year, but websites for popular desert attractions- Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Desert Botanical Gardens, Sonoran Desert Museum- sometimes post updates.