Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who said there were no wildflowers in Death Valley this year?

Although most of the wildflowers are along the roads, there are quite a few of them. I think the reason why that is has to do with the way the water drains off the roads into a ditch along the edge and saturating the ground. Therefore, when it comes time for the flowers to germinate there is enough moisture in the ground for the seeds.

Here are three examples of the nearly 1,000 species of plants that flourish in the park. Twenty-one species are found nowhere else in the world. Click on each flower picture below and see if you can find an insect.

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