The theme for April’s media contest is one for all the botany enthusiasts: Plants. Obviously, the flora of our project areas is a crucial part of the landscapes in which our personnel, botanists or otherwise, work. The explosively colorful winner, above, was taken by Research Associate Allison Sloat, who just wrapped up working with us in a variety of roles at Joshua Tree National Park. She describes the photo as a “Superbloom of lupins (Lupinus arizonicus) and poppies (Eschscholzia parishii) and brown-eyed primrose (Chylismia claviformis), oh my!!”
To see more of the plant-life that surrounds us, scroll down for more submissions.