Lamoille Canyon Fall Color
Northeast Nevada

Which Nevada Fall Foliage HotSpot Is Closed This Fall?

UPDATE: They’ve delayed this construction project and will announce a new date soon. It could still happen during fall foliage season. Stay tuned for the new date and call the ranger district office number in the post below before heading up to Lamoille Canyon. Sadly, Lamoille Canyon Road (Forest Service …

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Wallflower Tahoe Meadows
Wildflower Reports

Tahoe Meadows and Ophir Creek Trail Wildflowers Report

Tahoe Meadows is a lush, mountain meadow at the top of the Mount Rose Highway (State Route 431) near Reno and Incline Village, Nevada. It’s also one of the best places to view wildflowers in Nevada. Wildflowers are blooming nearly everywhere there right now. On a hike through the area …

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Nevada Desert Dandelions
Wildflower Reports

Northern Nevada Wildflowers Report: Wild Peonies, Phlox, and More

Splashes of wildflower color are appearing in the lower elevations of Northern Nevada. Professional photographer Patrick Wilkes saw this beautiful display of desert dandelions growing along Highway 95 between Yerington and Hawthorne, Nevada on Tuesday, May 17.  Here’s a roundup of some other Nevada wildflowers we’ve spotted recently and where …

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Wildflowers in Nevada: Bitterbrush
Wildflower Reports

Wildflowers in Nevada: Bitterbrush Is in Bloom

I’ve always thought antelope bitterbrush (Purshia tridentate) looks kind of creepy most of the year. Something about the trunks of the larger plants that look like thin shaggy arms that could reach out and grab someone walking past. I probably just read too many Stephen King books when I was in my …

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Desert Peach
Wildflower Reports

Nevada Wildflowers Report: Desert Peaches 

It’s always a treat to see the desert peaches (Prunus andersonii) start blooming in northwestern and central Nevada and eastern California. They’re some of my favorite wildflowers of Nevada. From late March until mid-April they brighten up the desert landscape with their cheerful pink blooms.  Some of these Northern Nevada …

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Aspens in Winter
General

What Aspens Do In Winter That Other Trees Don’t

Did you know aspens do something in the winter that other trees don’t do? Trees use a process called photosynthesis to produce the sugar they need to survive. In the winter, trees that lose their leaves (called deciduous trees) are mostly dormant and stop photosynthesis. But not the majestic and …

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Bishop Creek Foliage
General

5 Nature Gift Ideas for People Who Love Fall Color

Looking for a gift for the fall foliator in your life? Here are some nature gifts every leaf peeper will love. From a unique coffee mug to a wall calendar with soothing fall photos and other nature scenes to elegant, aspen-leaf wine glasses and more, we present gift ideas to …

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Willows Fay Luther Trail
Northwest Nevada

Swan Song of the Willows

The willows in Northern Nevada are putting on one last fall foliage performance before they retire for the season.  One peaceful place to view them is on the Nevada side of the Fay Luther – Job’s Peak Trail in Gardnerville, about halfway between the Fay Luther Trailhead and the Job’s …

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Burros by Mt Charleston
Southern Nevada

Seeing Wild Burros in Strange Places

I did a double take as I walked out of the ice cream shop and candy store in Beatty, Nevada. We were on our way to Las Vegas back in late September 2021. The ice cream shop shared a parking lot with a gas station. And there, right in front …

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