Wildflowers of Tahoe

Story and photos by Hannah Sullivan & Cliff Lambson  ·   This time of summer is like an extended treasure hunt; every day we open our...

Wildlife & wildflowers at Waddle Ranch Preserve

While waiting for the snow to melt in the higher elevations following a nearly unprecedented winter, recreationists are forced to seek places to enjoy...

Tahoe’s abundance of wildflowers

A wet winter is the gift that keeps on giving from the long days enjoying ski runs and back-county trails, to the explosion of...

Waist-high wildflowers at Meiss Meadows

When I’m itching for an amazing display of wildflowers, the trail between Carson Pass and Showers Lake on the Pacific Crest Trail/Tahoe Rim Trail...

Waves of wildflowers at Ward Creek

Tahoe visitors and locals alike tend to focus on the best-known adventures when they think of enjoying Tahoe’s outdoors. They ride the Flume Trail,...

August Wildflower Hot Spots

July was quite exciting with tight gardens of balsamroot and mule ears quickly taking over exposed slopes. Once the temperatures warmed, lupine and paintbrush...

September’s Wildflower Hot Spots

The August bloom exploded midmonth in the upper elevations with lush gardens thrilling tourists and seasoned hikers alike. Giant red paintbrush and wavy-leaved paintbrush...

Discover Tahoe’s flora & fauna with iNaturalist

My son Anikin has a keen interest in science and a curiosity for how it is applies to life. When we go on hikes,...

July’s Wildflower Hot Spots

Now that the sun has melted the snow at lake level, the soil is moist and healthy for a fabulous season of wildflowers. You’ve...

Mokelumne Wilderness | Wildflower Haven

About 25 miles south of South Lake Tahoe on State Route 88 sits Carson Pass. Here just a few miles west of Kirkwood Mountain...