Travel California's Rare "Super Bloom" Flowers Are Migrating North

23:51  06 april  2017
23:51  06 april  2017 Source:   Architectural Digest

Here's When the 2017 Japanese Cherry Blossom Season Starts

  Here's When the 2017 Japanese Cherry Blossom Season Starts Hoping to catch a glimpse of the pink and white petals? Start here.The forecast, which estimates the dates cherry blossoms will start to flower (kaika) and reach full bloom (mankai), covers some 1,000 locations in cities from Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's islands, to Kagoshima, a seaside prefecture on Kyushu. Tokyo, for example? Flowering is expected on March 22—one of the earliest dates across the country—and has a full bloom date on March 30. (Get to Nakameguro if you can.) Trees in Muroran, a city in Hokkaido, are expected to flower on May 6 and fully bloom five days later.

California ' s Rare " Super Bloom " Flowers Are Migrating North . A winter of heavy rainfall in California meant this year's flowers are even more vibrant—and they have spread to new locations.

"The super bloom has migrated north to California ' s Central Valley and the show is simply indescribable at the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The Rare Corpse Flower Is About to Bloom at a Pittsburgh Conservatory.

Perhaps nothing announces spring better than a valley of blooming wild flowers. And that is just what residents and visitors of California's Central Valley have experienced this week. After the Bureau of Land Management posted an Instagram picture of the lush landscape yesterday, the Internet took notice as images began spreading throughout the web. "The show is simply something out of a storybook," the Bureau's caption read. "The Valley floor has endless expanses of yellows and purples from coreopsis, tidy tips, and phacelia, with smaller patches of dozens of other species."

  California's Rare © Photo: Courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management

Generally, California's "Super Bloom" occurs in locations such as the Anza-Borrego Desert outside of San Diego and Walker Canyon near southern Los Angeles. This year, however, the blooming moved some 50 miles north of L.A. in and around Carrizo Plain. This has caused residents and tourists alike to flock the generally quiet valley. As a result, officials have been forced to place signs urging visitors to stay on marked trails as there have been reports of flowers being trampled.

And for those visiting the Carrizo Plain, please heed the Bureau's advice: Drive with as much gas in your tank as possible. Since the valley is in a remote location, there are no service stations nearby.

More: The 14 Most Beautiful Highways for Road Trips

After 10 Year-Gap, Thousands of Lotuses Bloom in Thailand .
The flowers are so fragile, however, that curious visitors are being asked to stay clear.The Khao Sam Roi Yot swamp, located three hours from Bangkok in the Khao Sam Roi Yot National Park, had not seen a single lotus bloom since around 2007, something that authorities have attributed to a combination of drought and pollution (in 2016, the swamp was thought to be in its worst condition in 30 years). Now that the flowers have returned, the AFP reports that concerns have been raised over their fragility, and both tourists and locals have been told to steer clear to give the lake time to rehabilitate itself.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!