Bloom graphData is collected following the hiked path shown below and includes the immediate area.
One fertile flower (male or female), is all it takes to count a species in bloom.
We try to visit a lot of different areas, but areas with a better bloom may be visited more often.
It makes a huge different if the bloom count is from a very dry badlands area or from a place with a good rainfall or along a creek.
The data in the graph is averaged out over a couple of days, to show the actual daily bloom count in the graph, click on the legend on the right until only one is active (black).
With only one selected bars will pop up representing the daily bloom count.
Tom Chester made a couple of great pages with more specific data: Tom Chester bloom reports
The 2018-2019 bloom report:
Bloom predictionSo far the season started OK with a good rain in October.
Oct 13 2018A thunderstorm close to Salton City brought in a lot of rain, between 0.3 in Borrego Springs and 0.5 to 2 Inch in Ocotillo Wells. Ranchita 0.66 Inch.
Oct 7 2018Rain in the badlands, Ocotillo Wells reported > 0.13 Inch that's a nice start. Ranchita recorded 0.25 Inch not bad.
Oct 3 2018The recent tropical storm Rosa, just missed us. Only the East end of Fish Creek recorded 0.07 Inch of rain or it might just have been dust.
Sept 18 2018Still too early to tell for sure, except for some rain in August around Agua Caliente (0.2 inch) and Mt Laguna (> 1 inch) it's been very dry this summer (so far).
October/17/2018 Rodriguez CanyonTom Chester reports: Very dry conditions. From scissors crossing along the S2, five on our hiking in Rodriguez, one on the drive along oriflamme road, one in shelter valley and three additional along s2 in san felipe valley.
Species in bloom below 3000 feet: 10.