Carrizo Plain wildflower meadows

Goldfields, Carrizo Plain wildflower meadows in California

Wonder Carrizo Plain wildflower meadows   In short Great naturalist John Muir wrote in his memoirs: “Go where I would, east or west, north or south, I still plashed and rippled in flower-gems”. In 1868 he was privileged to see something that we won’t see anymore – the endless sea (400 miles long and 30 miles […]

Point Buchon poppy meadows

Point Buchon poppy meadows, California

Wonder Point Buchon poppy meadows   In short Adelbert von Chamisso in 1817 noticed the beautiful California poppy and gave its scientific description and name – Eschscholzia californica Cham. Expedition did not go far inland – flower was noticed and described near the sea at San Francisco. The sight of golden meadows from the ship had […]

Shell Creek Road meadows, California

Shell Creek Road meadows, California

Wonder Shell Creek Road meadows, California   In short The diverse and beautiful Shell Creek Road meadows can serve as a teaching ground for learning the Californian wildflowers… Rating 39.8% GPS coordinates 35.46434 N 120.33701 W Location, address North America, United States, California, San Luis Obispo County, 130 km north-west from Santa Barbara, north from Carrisa […]

Poppy meadows of Merced Valley and Hite Cove

Poppy meadow in Merced River valley, California

Wonder Poppy meadows of Merced Valley and Hite Cove   In short The landscape of Merced River Valley is world famous due to Yosemite Valley – beautiful, impressive glacial valley, the oldest protected area in United States, formally protected since 1866. Rating 41.3% GPS coordinates 37.65961 N 119.91535 W Location, address North America, United States, California, […]

Dry Creek wildflower meadows, Tulare County

Meadows of Dry Creek Preserve, California

Wonder Dry Creek wildflower meadows, Tulare County   In short Valley of Dry Creek in Tulare County is better known and protected due to a rare biotope – sycamore alluvial woodland community. In total there are only 17 such woodlands known in California and the one in Dry Creek is the third largest and considered to […]

Bear Valley wildflower meadows, Colusa County

Poppies in Bear Valley, Colusa

Wonder Bear Valley wildflower meadows, Colusa County   In short Although Bear Valley wildflower meadows in Colusa County are comparatively little known, these meadows belong to the most impressive arid grasslands of California. In fact regarding the area and impresiveness of floral display only Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and also Carrizo Plain can compete with it. […]

Figueroa Mountain poppy and lupine fields

Poppy field near Figureoa Mountain.

Wonder Figueroa Mountain poppy and lupine fields   In short TCalifornia poppy meadows are very diverse. While the majestic Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve or Carrizo Plain offer desolate, treeless landscape, hillsides of the Figueroa Mountain represent a beautiful, refreshing sight – lush meadows full with flowers. Add a stately backdrop of forested mountains and Figueroa Mountain […]

Walker Canyon poppy fields, California

Spring flowers in Walker Canyon

Wonder Walker Canyon poppy fields   In short Some of the most beautiful poppy meadows in Southern California are located north from Lake Elsinore – Walker Canyon poppy fields. Countless flowers color the steep hillsides on both sides of Corona Freeway (going through Walker Canyon) nearly every year in late February – April. The most prominent […]

Flower fields of Gorman Hills

Spring colors of Gorman Hills, California

Wonder Flower fields of Gorman Hills   In short Not too far from the famous Antelope Valley poppy meadows there is another well-known location where in spring-time often there can be observed magnificent florescence of celebrated Californian flowers – flower fields of Gorman Hills. Rating 41.3% GPS coordinates 34.79264 N 118.846951 W Location, address North America, […]

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, California

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

Wonder Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, California   In short In the western part of Antelope Valley there is an amazing monument of nature – vast area covered with California poppies. In spring (late February – May) desert-like desolate hills become bright – they are colored by millions of these beautiful flowers. Rating 48.5% GPS coordinates 34.73221 […]