April 12, 2013
Unfortunately it has been another dry winter in the Owens Valley. I did notice some bitterbrush shrubs blooming along Highway 395 on the Sherwin Grade.
So far in the Bishop area not much is blooming but it may be still a little early for somethings.
It has been reported that a few things are starting to bloom in the Alabama Hills, but no fantastic displays to speak of yet.
Overall I am not expecting any large displays in the Owens Valley, but similar to last year I would expect some localized hotspots. As I get out and about more I will try and will try post updates of places where there are few things blooming.
To see what is blooming in other areas of California visit the Theodore Payne Foundations Wildflower Hotline