Wildflower Weekend

Mexican Gold Poppies and Lupine | Howard Myers photo

Not long after I posted my story on Cape Daisies, the Republic published a Roger Naylor article on where to go hiking  in Arizona to see dazzling displays of spring wildflowers.

Then I saw a Tweet yesterday from the Desert Botanical Garden with a link to their “Wildflower Infosite,” which contains an excellent interactive map to park and garden locations for excellent wildflower viewing.

The city’s “Update” e-newsletter reminded us to:

Celebrate spring with a guided interpretive hike at Pinnacle Peak Park
Get out and enjoy the great March weather by taking a guided interpretive hike at Pinnacle Peak Park. The hikes take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Sunday at the park, 26802 N. 102nd  Way. Hike leaders will provide insights into the plants, animals, history, geology and archaeology of the park and Scottsdale’s beautiful Sonoran Desert. For more information, call (480) 312-0990.

In related news, Sunset Magazine just gave a couple of nice awards to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve for the rammed-earth visitor center and preserving over 21,000 acres of Sonoran Desert from development.

And don’t forget to check out our ScottsdaleTrails Take a Hike page for much more trail information.

So here you go, and happy Wildflower Weekend to you!

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