Early spring is the sweetest time of year to see the California deserts painted in a colorful profusion of wildflowers. Here are five desert valleys that bloom in February, March or April each year. 1. Death Valley National Park It seems impossible that the...

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  • One flight closer to space tourism
    Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
  • Police confiscate 4-foot, 2-pound marijuana joint
    California police confiscated a mammoth joint during a 4/20 pot rally on Saturday, reports the Los Angeles Times. As the paper notes, hundreds of UC Santa Cruz students gather each year for the event, and each year campus police confiscate things like bongs and dime bags. More
  • Family of assaulted Calif. teen who committed suicide planning legal action
    The attorney for the family of a California girl who committed suicide after she was sexually battered and then cyberbullied with a humiliating photo plans to file a civil action against the suspects Monday. More
  • Nevada's solution to Mental Health Issues - Put them on a bus to California with instructions to call 911 when they get there.
    By the time his Greyhound bus hissed to a stop on Richards Boulevard in Sacramento on the morning of Feb. 12, James Flavy Coy Brown was in a mild panic. It was 6:30 a.m., 15 hours and 11 stops after a taxi had scooped him up in front of Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas, where he had spent the previous 72 hours, and deposited him at a bus station. More
  • Long lines as Powerball arrives in California
    When America got Powerball fever last November, Californians felt left out. Many asked friends in other states to buy tickets, and some even drove to the Arizona border when the jackpot for the multistate game reached $587.5 million. On Monday, Californians no longer had to worry about crossing state lines, because Powerball finally came to the state. More
  • Chicago's next great park? Hardly
    Elsewhere, red-winged blackbirds chirp their nasally songs while yellow butterflies flutter over wildflowers peeking through piles of rubble. Welcome to the gnarled, grassy glen bounded by the river, Roosevelt Road, 16th, and Clark Streets—land ...
    05/21/2018 - 12:04 am | View Link
  • Spring wildflowers aren’t up for long. These experts will take you to them
    The Columbia Basin Chapter of the Washington Native Plant Society and Friends of Badger Mountain are teaming up to offer an amazing array of wildflower tours on Candy and Badger Mountain. Each of the free walks is led by a local native plant expert and is ...
    04/6/2018 - 12:54 pm | View Link
  • Wildflowers in wild places: notes on Trillium and Jack-in-the-pulpit
    The story of local spring wildflowers is both short- and long-lived. Today, though they’ve likely dropped their spectacular white petals, trillium plants are still busy in many of ACRES Land Trust’s woodland preserves. Trillium are miserly, soaking up ...
    05/24/2017 - 12:00 pm | View Link
  • The 4 best places to see wildflowers this Easter weekend at Carrizo Plain
    Easter weekend may be the perfect time to visit the Carrizo Plain and see the super bloom of wildflowers so intense that it shows up on satellite imagery from space. (More on that later.) The remote national monument about three hours northwest of L.A. is ...
    04/14/2017 - 2:30 pm | View Link
  • Best Places in California to See Wildflowers with Kids This Spring
    Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. One of the best places to see wildflowers in California is only an hour and a half north of LA. Near Lancaster, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is undoubtedly a treasure. Sheets of bright orange ...
    03/12/2017 - 11:59 pm | View Link
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  • Wildflowers | Wildflowers Bed & Breakfast, Salt Lake City Utah
    Wildflowers is that absorbing combination of new and old that gladdens the heart without taxing the rest of you. The hand-carved staircase, original chandeliers, beveled and stained glass windows, period furnishings and oriental rugs add a note of elegance.
    05/23/2018 - 3:09 am | View Website
  • Wildflower Bird's-foot-trefoil, Common Irish Wild Flora ...
    Also known as Bird's-foot Trefoil, this much loved little yellow pea-flowered perennial is a wildflower which brightens up roadsides, sandhills, stone-walls and most grassy places.
    05/21/2018 - 10:10 pm | View Website
  • Wildflowers
    When Wildflowers *Usually* Bloom. Mid February to Mid April. Where: Lower elevations on alluvial fans and foothills. Wildflowers: Desert Gold (Geraea canescens), Notch-leaf Phacelia (Phacelia crenulata), Caltha-leaf Phacelia (Phacelia calthifolia), Golden Evening Primrose (Camissonia brevipes), Gravel Ghost (Atrichoseris platyphylla), Bigelow ...
    05/20/2018 - 6:36 pm | View Website
  • Places @ ExplorOz
    Places contains Australia's largest database of waypoints featuring points of interest to suit the recreational traveller. Full of facts, photos, and interactive tools you'll have fun exploring Places.
    05/20/2018 - 4:20 pm | View Website
  • Mojave Desert Wildflowers
    Please Donate!-----Mountain Hardware Mojave River Valley Museum: Plants/Flora: Mojave Desert Wildflowers Wildflower Guides. Wildflower Photo Guide
    05/20/2018 - 12:42 am | View Website
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