Bluedicks and poppies found along Gateway Loop
Cactus Blooms will begin in late March, early April
Thorough our Wildflower Watch, we can share information about what’s blooming in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, with a listing of current wildflower varieties blooming, where they’re blooming (trailheads and trails) along with wildflower discussions and photo postings. We also provide identification of wildflowers found by visitors in the Preserve and post results of ongoing plant counts conducted by the McDowell Sonoran Field Institute, a Conservancy program.
In addition during the wildflower season, we offer free public guided hikes in the Preserve through the week and on Saturdays and Sundays for public enjoyment of the wildflowers. Steward hike leaders share their passion about the McDowell Sonoran Preserve, and the hidden treasures of the McDowell Mountains and surrounding Sonoran Desert.
Special thanks to our stewards and to volunteers from the Scottsdale Chapter of the National Charity League who contributed photos.
Happy wildflower hunting!
Wildflowers found in Scottsdale's McDowell Sonoran Preserve