Death Valley poised for wildflower 'super bloom'
Death Valley in California may seem like a barren landscape, but officials believe it could soon be bursting with an unusually high concentration of wildflowers.
In a short video posted to the Death Valley National Park's Facebook page, ranger Alan Van Valkenburg reveals that a super bloom may be underway.
Death Valley Exposed: Wildflowers - February 2016
Death Valley Exposed: Wildflowers - February 2016 In what could be a rare 'super bloom', Death Valley is transforming from a valley of death to a valley of life."If you get the chance to see a bloom in Death Valley, especially a super bloom, you should take the opportunity to see it because it could be a once in a lifetime opportunity." – Park Ranger Alan Van ValkenburgJoin Alan in this episode of "Death Valley Exposed" and learn more about the current bloom that is spreading across the park. Death Valley Exposed is a video podcast series that highlights various snapshots from Death Valley National Park. Produced by Bristlecone Media and the National Park Service in association with Death Valley Natural History Association, an official nonprofit partner of Death Valley National Park.Posted by Death Valley National Park on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
He explains that even though flowers appear regularly, this intense growth only happens about once every ten years.
Staff actually wrote about the possibility of a wildflower super bloom in October last year after the park received significant rain and El Niño forces were predicted to bring more.
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Similar weather patterns had previously activated the usually dormant wildflower seeds spread throughout Death Valley.
Van Valkenburg recommends that people make the trip to see a super bloom in particular because, he says, "It could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."
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