Monsoons bring rare bloom south of Boulder City
September 20, 2012 - 5:16 pm
They happen regularly in the wetter Sonoran Desert, but monsoon blooms in the northern Mojave are as rare as rain. South of Boulder City, the desert is carpeted with large patches of chinch weed blossoms. And with the bloom comes insects, including a minor invasion of bright green caterpillars in the hills around Lake Mead.