I’ve photographed over two dozen wildflower species in Death Valley National Park so far this month. April should bring even more acreage and species on line, to deliver a well above average year in the park for wildflowers.
The quantity and diversity of wildflowers may not be the most interesting aspect however. Last year’s superbloom delivered a bumper crop of seeds, which multiplied the rodent population, and that has resulted in more sidewinder rattlesnakes than I’ve seen in the park before. I followed a couple of the tracks, but was not able to catch up with any of the snakes.
If you visit the park this spring, watch where you step!