I just returned from a loop in the Mojave Desert, I started at Josua Tree then the Mojave Natural Preserve, highway 95 to highway 62 and back into Joshua Tree. I didn’t find much for fields of wildflowers but I did many different species over 15 different kinds scattered about the low desert areas. Mostly 1,500 ft or lower and I had to walk it quite a ways into some of the wilderness areas to get to them. Highway 95 had the most variety and some in clusters. There are plenty of buds that haven’t bloomed yet and the temps got into the low 80′s, so there is still hope for the desert.
Here is mid day shot while scouting scenes for our Joshua Tree Workshop. If you would like to invade this pristine little dune heaven and leave no trace (besides your footsteps) with me before the desert iguanas eat them all, contact me. We’ll have the place all to ourselves. Otherwise, I hope you enjoyed the photograph and vague description.