Harlan Takes Us On A Field Trip

Joshua Tree

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Bajada Nature Trail…

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WOW!

Fields of Lupine, Desert Sunflowers , and Brown-Eyed Primrose…

Looking into the sun, the wildflower fields resemble a Monet mosaic.

Chia…

Purple Mat…

Yellow Cups…

Brown-Eyed Primrose…

Desert Canterbury Bells…

Desert Willow Tree…

Lupine, Chia, Desert Dandelions, and Primrose…

Pencil Cholla…

More Brown-Eyed Primrose surrounded by Lupine and Forget-Me-Nots…

A close-up of the Primrose seed pods…

Chuparosa in the foreground…

A close-up of Chuparosa, Spanish for “sucking rose”, referring to its popularity with hummingbirds…

London Rocket…

Desert Heron’s Bill…

Desert Monkeyflower…

Desert Thorn Bush, aka Wolfberry…


Cottonwood Springs Wash… off the beaten path…

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A MORE SUBTLE, BUT JUST AS SPECTACULAR WOW!

Fiddleneck…

Apricot Mallow…

Palo Verde…

Barrel Cactus… really red…

Ocotillo… close-up…

A “belly flower” that grows close to the ground… only known as Eriophyllum Wallacei, as it lacks a common name…

Wolfberry (Desert Thorn)

The top of a waterless waterfall…

A natural cairn…

Jojoba…

Desert Rock-Pea…

Desert Aster…

Pepper Grass…

Indian Tobacco…


Thank you, Harlan!!!