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California Wildflower Viewing: Time a trip to view wildflowers at nearby federal lands. Follow Death Valley and Joshua Tree national parks' wildflower watches, where color began in early February. Track flower sightings at Carrizo Plain National Monument through the Theodore Payne Foundation's wildflower hotline, covering much of Southern California through its weekly alerts in March through May.Rare Plants: Learn more at the California Native Plant Society's Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants.
Did You Know?
Starting in 1907, the Yosemite Valley Railroad brought passengers bound for Yosemite Valley up the Merced River canyon to El Portal. From there, they would take stagecoaches to the Valley. Some of the old train cars are now on display in El Portal.