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/