If you're on the wildflower hunt, here's one stop for your list, as Andrew Madsen of Los Padre National Forest is reporting a good season so far. "The blooming is spectacular despite the lack of rainfall this spring," he said today in an e-mail, sharing these recent photos taken near the Figueroa Mountain Fire Station in Santa Barbara County.
Wildflowers are also blooming in outside Yosemite National Park. Read about it here.
The timing is good as the forest's first wildflower guided tour is Saturday, April 21 at 9 a.m. at the Figueroa Mountain Fire Station. More information on the event is listed here.
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