Don Dirks, NPS Volunteer
While visiting this page, be sure not to miss our frequently updated wildflower gallery!
The desert wildflower season is always unpredictable. A good flower season requires early winter rains followed by a warm and unusually wet spring. Regardless of the intensity of the flower season there is almost always something blooming from February through May, from brittlebush in late winter, to giant saguaros in late spring.
Did You Know?
Gila Monsters are one of only two species of venomous lizards found in North America. You can find them in the late spring through early autumn at ORPI. They move really slow, and you have to try pretty hard to get bit. We don't recommend it. It hurts, and they don't let go.