April 29 – May 5 is Washington Native Plant Appreciation Week, a celebration of the more than three thousand native plant species found in our state. Although the snow still lingers in the higher elevations of the Columbia Highlands, over the next few weeks many of the region’s most beautiful wildflowers will begin blooming. Check out this slideshow of some of our area’s early bloomers, and then take a hike! Hoodoo Canyon, and Thirteenmile are good bets for great wildflower shows.
Slideshow photos copyright Aaron Theisen 2012. All rights reserved.