In a rare display of color in a dry spring season, Desert Sand Verbena (purple) and Dune Evening Primrose (white) blooms spread across the sand along DiGiorgio Road on the north side of Borrego Springs, CA. An amazing variety of wildflowers carpeted the desert floor at the end of the road: two types of white flowers; pink flowers; yellow flowers; purple flowers; spiky purple-reddish flowers with white tip; all out because of some rain. Gobs of sphinx moth caterpillars crawled everywhere. On this road is a raised mound for a "hawkwatch site" where observers counted the dozens of Swainson's hawks flocking to feed on the caterpillars.
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