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Flower Hotlines

Multiple Site Listings

Bureau of Land Management Lands in California

Contact numbers and a peak bloom chart

California State Parks

Discover Spring Wildflowers press release from March 2008 with 5 pages of contact numbers.

California Vernal Pool s
Links to guided tours of the Jepson Prairie, Mather Field, Rancho Seco Howard Ranch, Santa Rosa Plateau & Vina Plains Preserve.

California Wildflower Hotsheet 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

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

Nevada Natural Heritage Program

< (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.
< includes links to dozens of wildflower sites.

US Forest Service
links to wildflower pages in 49 states.

Individual Listings

Antelope Valley California Poppy Preserve 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 Great information on weather and timing for desert bloom.

Carrizo Plain National Monument

Goodwin Educational Center (some recorded info)


Bakersfield BLM Field Office 661-391-6000

Death Valley National Park

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

wildflower information.


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)

Henry W. Coe State Park

408-779-2728 (usually staffed on weekends)

Jepson Prairie Preserve

Site operable from early March through Mother’s Day.

Joshua Tree National Park

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

Kern County Wildflower Hotline

661-322-WILD—Reports beginning in March.

Mendocino Headlands State Park

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

Mojave Desert

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 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. 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

Point Reyes National Seashore

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

Bear Valley Visitor Center

Yosemite National Park

209-372-0200—Press 3, then 5, to speak to a ranger.