Super wild bloom in California

Super wild bloom in California

An estimated 150,000 people have flocked to Borrego Springs, a population of about 3,500, which is about 85 miles (135 kilometers) northeast of San Diego, to see the so-called super bloom.

In different parts of the state and the United States, wildflowers are blooming thanks to a wet winter.

In the Antelope Valley, an arid plain northeast of Los Angeles, bright orange poppies light up the land.

In California that happens once every decade in certain areas. Lately it has been happening less frequently due to droughts.

Last year, however, rain and warm temperatures filled Death Valley with flowers.

For now, the natural spectacle has been concentrated in the Anza Borrego State Park, which borders Borrego Springs.

Anza Borrego is the largest state park in California and is home to hundreds of plant species.

The population of Borrego Springs has tripled on certain days and it was necessary to bring in agents from other towns to organize the traffic.

One weekend in mid-March there was a traffic jam that paralyzed traffic for five hours, restaurants ran out of food and many people had to do their things in the fields.

Some visitors are content to watch the show from their cars, while others get out and walk through the desert, among the flowers. Guided tours with tourists from Japan and Hong Kong have even arrived.

The flowers have attracted hungry caterpillars of the sphinx moth, which nibble in the fields. In turn, the caterpillars attract flocks of Swainson's hawks on their nearly 10,000-kilometer (6,000-mile) migration from Argentina.

"It is an impressive burst in the cycle of life in the desert, which has been produced by an unusual phenomenon like a super bloom," said Linda Haddock, president of the Borrego Springs Chamber of Commerce. "It's exciting. This is going to be huge for our economy. "

Super desert blooms always draw crowds, but locals say they've never seen a wonder of nature draw tens of thousands like it does now.

The park is about two hours by road from San Diego and three hours from Los Angeles.

The Epoch Times

Video: Wildflower super bloom springs in California (May 2021).