DesertUSA publishes news, articles and educational content about the desert regions of the United States. Our news feed includes press releases from the National Park Service, State Parks and other recreation areas.

Wildflower Reports 2023

Where are the desert wildflowers blooming?

DesertUSA is predicting that we will have an excellent wildflower season this year.  Will it be a superbloom?  Time will tell.  Some of the best wildflower viewing areas have received a good amount of rain over the past few months.   We still have to see how the weather plays out in February.  If the early bloom in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in December indicates what is to come, this year’s displays could be phenomenal. 

To read the most current wildflower reports and to view photos, visit DesertUSA’s Wildflower Reports Reader’s send in reports with location information and photos throughout the wildflower season. 

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Desert Life Features

Discover the Beauty of the Desert Lily

Discover the Beauty of the Desert Lily

ByPaulette DonnellonFeb 2, 20232 min read

Queen of the Desert Located in Southern California, Anza Borrego Desert State Park welcomes you to explore. You can marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of the park, including the vibrant…

Mountain lion P-81 likely killed by vehicle strike

Mountain lion P-81 likely killed by vehicle strike

ByDUSA StaffFeb 1, 20233 min read

Mountain Lion P-81 NPS / Jeff Sikich We are saddened to share the news that mountain lion P-81 was likely killed by a vehicle strike Sunday, Jan. 22. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)…

Grand Canyon National Park Announces 2024 Noncommercial River Trip Lottery Period

Grand Canyon National Park Announces 2024 Noncommercial River Trip Lottery Period

ByDUSA StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

Today, Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the National Park Service will begin accepting applications for noncommercial river trip permits to raft the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park for specific launch…

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Mojave Road Guide

An adventure through time. Explore the route used by pioneers on their way to California. The Mojave Road lets your SUV act as a time machine, guiding you on a trail that stretches for 138 miles through country virtually unchanged since prehistoric times.  Learn more about the Mojave Road Guide by Dennis Casebier.

DesertUSA Prickly Pear Syrup

100% Natural Ingredients – DesertUSA Prickly Pear Syrup is made with all natural ingredients using real prickly pear cactus fruit puree. Never any preservatives, and no artificial colors or flavors. Shop for Prickly Pear Syrup

Fun for Kids!

If you’re looking for a fun thing to do with your kids, check out our “Break-at-Home” geode kits. This hands on rockhounding experience is a great way for kids to learn about geology, how geodes are formed and to experience the excitement of discovery when they break one open.  Learn more about “Break-at-Home” geodes


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