Environment & Science

Your pics of California’s Super Bloom

The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
@elliotmcgucken via Instagram
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
The Super Bloom in Joshua Tree National Park in April 2016.
@aov_photo via Instagram


It’s a fantastic year for wildflower lovers, who’ve been flocking to fields of poppies, lupine and golden brush to witness California’s Super Bloom. We asked our social media fans for your photos of the spectacle, and you delivered! Here’s a sampling of the #CASuperBloom.

You can also see the Super Bloom from space, and find out what it means for desert creatures. Park ranger Steve Bier says anyone who wants to see this spectacle of nature had better get there before those sphinx moth caterpillars eat up all the flowers.

Don’t forget your camera, sunscreen and water. Please stay on the trail and don’t trample the flowers just to get the picture.

The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
@Nicole_Camarda via Twitter
The Super Bloom in Antelope Valley in April 2016.
The Super Bloom in Antelope Valley in April 2016.
@abhijith.c via Instagram
The Super Bloom in Neenach, California in April 2016.
The Super Bloom in Neenach, California in April 2016.
@annmariestuart via Instagram
The Super Bloom at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley in April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Anthony Chabot Regional Park in Castro Valley in April 2016.
@bobthedog_marley via Instagram
The Super Bloom at Walker Canyon in April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Walker Canyon in April 2016.
@briankphotography via Instagram
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
@elliotmcgucken via Instagram
The Super Bloom in Trabuco Creek's Santiago Truck Trail in April 2016.
The Super Bloom in Trabuco Creek's Santiago Truck Trail in April 2016.
@john_dirm via Instagram
The Super Bloom in Joshua Tree National Park in April 2016.
The Super Bloom in Joshua Tree National Park in April 2016.
@mamawooste via Instagram
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
@onalilrampage via Instagram
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Carrizo Plain in San Luis Obispo County, April 2016.
@tamararyanbrody via Instagram
The Super Bloom at Shell Beach on the Sonoma Coast in April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Shell Beach on the Sonoma Coast in April 2016.
@spjika via Twitter
The Super Bloom at Anza Borrego Park in April 2016.
The Super Bloom at Anza Borrego Park in April 2016.
@centralcoastfoodie via Twitter

This story was originally published by our media partner KQED.