In late March the weather warms up and splashes of color begin to appear across the desert landscape. Ash Meadows is one of the few deserts that has flowers blooming throughout the year and not just in the spring. Although we can't compete with the flower display in Death Valley after an unusually wet winter, our flowers are beautiful and unique. Plant Brochure
During the months of April and May the birds begin to migrate to the north. The refuge becomes host for these weary travelers and for the birders who flock to see them. Bird Checklist
Lizards become more active and easily noticed as they scurry along the boardwalks. The pupfish males, especially in Kings Pool, become even more blue which helps attract a mate.