Wildflower Bloom Status
The hills have a slight tinge of green and there are a few tiny poppy plants with just one flower. There are also a few other tiny flowers that can be spotted here and there along the trails. We’d had less than a half inch of rain over the winter but just received another 3.5 inches this week! We will likely have many more plants sprout in about two weeks, but their shallow roots leave them vulnerable to late season freezes and early heat waves. This could be another “March Miracle” year but there’s no guarantee how long it will last. Mid April will likely be our peak.
The Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center at the Reserve will be open weekends from 9 am – 5 pm beginning March 22nd, and then daily through April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 9 am – 5 pm weekends for the duration of the wildflower season; closing date to be determined.