Looking for spring flowers in Oracle State Park


Elisabeth Wheeler

Discovering spring flowers on a hike is delightful. Nine SaddleBrooke hikers hiked the Oracle Passage of the Arizona Trail in March looking for signs of spring. Oracle is at a higher elevation than SaddleBrooke. Spring flowers arrive later. It took “eagle eyes” to discover early verbena, fairy duster, bladder pods, anemones, silver leaf bahia, blue dicks, fleabane, and desert cucumber. Hikers also enjoyed the cool temperatures, views of the Santa Catalina and the Galiuro Mountains and yummy cookies by Chris Jeffrey.