Wildflowers on the Monument
The Hanford Reach National Monument, like many deserts, is remakably colorful in the spring and early summer. The rains and snows of winter and spring bring hundreds of species of flowering plants to life, painting the desert with whites, yellows, purples, blues and even some reds. Big and showy are the lupine and balsamroot, but a closer examination of the landscape shows the subtle colors of Piper's daisy and a wide variaety of lomatiuams.
We've got dates set for the 2014 Wildflower Tours! This year, we're hosting 8 tours over 4 dates—Friday, April 25; Sunday, April 27; Thursday, May 8; and Saturday, May 10. There will be a morning and afternoon tour on each date. The morning tours will run from 9:00 to noon; the afternoon tours will be 1:00 to 4:00.
There is space for 20 people on each tour, and spaces will be determined through an online lottery. We are planning on opening the lottery on April 1, 2014, closing it at 3:00 p.m. on April 14, and running the lottery on April 16. To apply, follow the Registration link above.