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Flower Hotlines

Multiple Site Listings

Bureau of Land Management Lands in California

www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/prog/recreation/wildflowers.html

Contact numbers and a peak bloom chart

California State Parks

Discover Spring Wildflowers press release from March 2008 with 5 pages of contact numbers. www.parks.ca.gov/pages/24317/files/2008_Spring_Wildflowers_release.pdf

California Vernal Pool s

www.vernalpools.org
Links to guided tours of the Jepson Prairie, Mather Field, Rancho Seco Howard Ranch, Santa Rosa Plateau & Vina Plains Preserve.

California Wildflower Hotsheet

www.calphoto.com/wflower.htm Website geared to photographers, but also great for passive enjoyers

Sponsored by Carol Leigh, author of 88 California Wildflower Locations. Interactive: read about other people’s favorite spots, report your own.

Desert USA ’s Wildflower Watch

www.desertusa.com/wildflo/wildupdates.html

Updates on desert wildflowers in AZ, CA, NV, UT, & TX.

Nevada Natural Heritage Program

< http://heritage.nv.gov/wildflow.htm (not updated since 2008 but still useful information)

Theodore Payne Foundation Wildflower Hotline

818-768-3533—Taped wildflower reports for Southern California . Recording begins the first Friday in March, updated every Thursday through May.
<www.theodorepayne.org/hotline.html includes links to dozens of wildflower sites.

US Forest Service
<
www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/regions/index.shtml
links to wildflower pages in 49 states.

Individual Listings

Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve

www.parks.ca.gov takes you to State Parks home page, click on “Find a Park” link.

661-724-1180 (recorded wildflower report)

Anza-Borrego Wildflower Hotline

760-767-4684—Recorded information

www.california-desert.org. Great information on weather and timing for desert bloom.

Carrizo Plain National Monument

Goodwin Educational Center (some recorded info)

805-475-2131

Bakersfield BLM Field Office 661-391-6000 www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/fo/bakersfield/Programs/carrizo.html.

Death Valley National Park

760-786-2331—Press 1, then 5 for recorded

wildflower information.

<www.death.valley.national-park.com/info.htm#flo

Edgewood County Park

650-368-6283—Taped general information;

can leave a question for ranger.

866-463-3439—Friends of Edgewood Park, to leave a question for a docent.

(Weekend wildflower walks mid-March to June)
www.friendsofedgewood.org

Henry W. Coe State Park

408-779-2728 (usually staffed on weekends) www.coepark.org

Jepson Prairie Preserve

Site operable from early March through Mother’s Day.

www.solanolandtrust.org/o_l_jepsonPrairie.php

Joshua Tree National Park

760-367-5500—Press 1, then 9, for recorded wildflower information.

www.nps.gov/Jotr/index.htm

Kern County Wildflower Hotline

661-322-WILD—Reports beginning in March.

www.visitkern.com/wildflowers.asp

Mendocino Headlands State Park

The Ford House Visitors’ Center 707-937-5397 (open all week) <www.parks.ca.gov takes you to State Parks home page, click on “Find a Park” link.

Mojave Desert

www.digital-desert.com/wild-flowers/

Kelso Depot Visitor Center —Call 760-252-6108

Hole-in-the Wall Visitor Center —Call 760-928-2572 to speak to the ranger.

Mount Diablo State Park

Summit Visitors’ Center 925-837-6119

Junction Station 925-837-6129

Check mdia.org for information that takes you to State Parks home page.

Click on “Find a Park” link & follow directions

to get to Mount Diablo State Park page.

Mount Tamalpais State Park

415-388-2070—Talk to rangers at Pan Toll Station.

www.parks.ca.gov takes you to State Parks home page.

Click on “Find a Park” link & follow directions to get to Mount Tamalpais State Park page.

Pinnacles National Monument

Bear Gulch Visitor Center 831-389-4485 www.nps.gov/pinn

Point Reyes National Seashore

415-464-5100—Press 2 to talk to park ranger at

Bear Valley Visitor Center www.nps.gov/pore

Yosemite National Park

209-372-0200—Press 3, then 5, to speak to a ranger. www.nps.gov/yose