I’ve been patiently (ok..maybe not patiently) waiting for the Scarlett Four O’clocks to bloom and was rewarded this morning…big time! The only photo I had was of a single bloom I got last year so seeing so many plants in bloom this morning in the North Access of the Preserve was very exciting.
Three other plants in the Four O’clock family were also blooming this morning. Desert Four O’clock (aka Colorado Four O’Clock), Trailing Windmills and Desert Wishbone Bush.
Almost nine miles (8.64) of hiking in the North Preserve yesterday revealed wildflowers galore! The same but more of what I posted on March 6th and March 7th along with new sightings. There were some nice large areas of Poppies and Lupine on the Tom’s Thumb trail but we got there before they opened. They were scarce in the Rock Knob area but I definitely see evidence of plants so it may the last area to pop out.
Photographers FYI: Most Preserve flowers are VERY small so take a macro lens.
Click on Image for Slideshow of almost everything I saw yesterday:
Tech stuff: Canon 7D with Canon 100 Macro, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/1500 sec
Chris and I hiked the North Access trail of the Preserve late yesterday. Here’s what I spotted.