Wildflowers and drought

 

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Northern California is experiencing a terrible drought.  The snow pack in the Sierra Nevada is 12% of average for this time of the year.  This is the lowest level since 1960! The San Francisco Bay area has suffered along with the rest of Northern California.  Usually, its wet winters and long dry summers create an exhilarating splash of wildflower color each spring.  But what will happen this year?  How will wildflowers cope with the drought?

This article by Sue Rosenthal in BayNature Magazine discusses how wildflowers might be affected by the ongoing drought.

Share your thoughts:

Feel free to report in the “comments” section what you see as wildflower season begins.  Where are the flowers blooming?  How prolific are they?

 

 

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