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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

The desert is a master of disguise, portraying itself as a lifeless wasteland, devoid of color and sound. It's just the opposite. Among those billions of grains of sand are countless hibernating seeds just waiting for a dose of rain and sun to spring to life, triggering a riot of swaying flowers, buzzing bees, flapping birds, howling coyotes and hopping hares.

-- Hugo Martín

Read more: Wild about Anza-Borrego's desert wildflowers

Planning your trip:

Anza-Borrego Visitor Center, 200 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, (760) 767-5311, www.parks.ca.gov/

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