The Negative Effects of Tourism, Anza Borrego Desert SP

Female Tourist Looking into Desert Pupfish Pond, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California I was supposed to meet photographer Ron Niebrugge last week around 11:30 at the Anza Borrego Visitor Center in Borrego Springs. What I didn’t expect was a 30 min cruise around the parking lot just to find a parking space. Once I …

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep, Anza Borrego Desert SP

Peninsular Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis cremnobates), Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California After photographing sunrise on Sunday morning, I hiked up to Palm Canyon. On the way back down, a lady asked if I had seen any sheep. I hadn’t. So I asked her if she had. Then she told me to go around the …

Henderson Canyon, Anza Borrego Wildflowers

Spring Wildflowers and Sunrise Alpenglow on Santa Rosa Mountains, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California Yesterday was a very enjoyable day for photography. It more than made up for Saturday, which was full of dust storms. This wasn’t the most prolific bloom area, as that was a few hundred yards down the road. As is, …

Anza Borrego Wildflowers

Taken this morning at Anza Borrego Desert State Park. Spring Wildflowers at Sunrise, Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California I think the peak of the bloom will be next week. It seemed like the flowers weren’t quite opened up yet though there is a fair amount already. Nothing can compare to the “100-year bloom” of …

Brief Wildflower Reports

I just drove up the coast to SF from the L.A. area. I stopped by Montana de Oro on the way and didn’t see many flowers, except for a bunch of yellow flowers on the bluffs overlooking that cove with a parking lot next to it. I saw lupine along the hills and along the …