Wildflower blooms offer a reminder that the desert is a vibrant ecosystem, teaming with life that’s ready to take advantage of life-giving water when it’s available.

Thanks to the recent heavy rainfall across the Coachella Valley and high desert, experts say a strong wildflower season is on the horizon. And even though peak season doesn’t usually happen until February or March, flowers have already begun to bloom.

Friends of the Desert Mountains organizes the annual Wildflower Festival and Executive Director Tammy Martin suggested several spots to see flowers. She stressed that people should stick to trails and avoid stepping on wildflowers.

Read the full article and find viewing locations at DesertSun.com.