Carrizo Plain

Carrizo Plain (From @elliotmcgucken, via Instagram)

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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.

Carrizo Plain.
Carrizo Plain (From @Nicole_Camarda, via Twitter )
Antelope Valley
Antelope Valley (From @abhijith.c, via Instagram)
Neenach, CA
Neenach, CA (From @annmariestuart, via Instagram)
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park (From @aov_photo, via Instagram)
Anthony Chabot Regional Park
Anthony Chabot Regional Park (From @bobthedog_marley, via Instagram)
Walker Canyon
Walker Canyon (From @briankphotography, via Instagram)
Carrizo Plain
Carrizo Plain (From @elliotmcgucken, via Instagram)
Trabuco Creek Santiago Truck Trail
Trabuco Creek Santiago Truck Trail (From @john_dirm, via Instagram)
Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree National Park (From @mamawooste, via Instagram)
Carrizo Plain
Carrizo Plain (From @onalilrampage, via Instagram)
Carrizo Plain
Carrizo Plain (From @tamararyanbrody, via Instagram)
Shell Beach, Sonoma Coast
Shell Beach, Sonoma Coast (From @spjika, via Twitter)
Anza Borrego Park
Anza Borrego Park (From @centralcoastfoodie, via Twitter)
PHOTOS: Your Pics of California’s ‘Super Bloom’ 15 April,2017Jennifer Brady
  • Julie Mendelsohn

    Beautiful!! The Mount Diablo hills are so lush this week, no need to head elsewhere!

  • Mike Brosius

    This is XLNT! Thanks!

  • WOW! Awesome! Super bloom at its best!

    PS. Whoever wants to make ca$h off posted comments, can do so. Please, check the Iink on my pr0fiIe for instructions

  • WOW! That is sooo cool! Super bloom at its best!

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Jennifer Brady

Jen joined KQED in 2015 to manage the social media strategy for the KQED Science team. Before KQED, she was a digital strategist for the American Cancer Society, most recently managing their search and social media programs. She received a B.A. in Political Science from UC Berkeley, with a focus on nonviolent social change and peace studies. In addition to science and nature, she's passionate about her pitbull Darla, women's health, and mindfulness. Her favorite band? Hot Chip.