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Spring makes a splashy entrance in Los Angeles County

  • Alternative to Schoolchildren check out African daisies in the volunteer garden at South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes.
    Schoolchildren check out African daisies in the volunteer garden at South Coast Botanic Garden in Palos Verdes.
  • Alternative to Citrus blossoms on a branch at Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills.
    Citrus blossoms on a branch at Virginia Robinson Gardens in Beverly Hills.
  • Alternative to Poppies glow in the midst of cacti and succulents in the desert garden of the South Coast Botanic Garden.
    Poppies glow in the midst of cacti and succulents in the desert garden of the South Coast Botanic Garden.
  • Alternative to Wildflowers dazzle at Virginia Robinson Gardens.
    Wildflowers dazzle at Virginia Robinson Gardens.
  • Alternative to A peach-colored desert mallow blooms at Whittier Narrows Nature Center.
    A peach-colored desert mallow blooms at Whittier Narrows Nature Center.
  • Alternative to The Collinsia heterophylla is a flowering plant native to California, and is blooming at Virginia Robinson Garden.
    The Collinsia heterophylla is a flowering plant native to California, and is blooming at Virginia Robinson Garden.
  • Alternative to A California bush sunflower brightens up the trail at Whittier Narrows Nature Center.
    A California bush sunflower brightens up the trail at Whittier Narrows Nature Center.
  • Alternative to The first signs of spring appear at Whittier Narrows with the blooming of the Cleveland sage.
    The first signs of spring appear at Whittier Narrows with the blooming of the Cleveland sage.
  • Alternative to There's always time for a selfie with California poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
    There's always time for a selfie with California poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.
  • Alternative to A bee searches for nectar on an Iceland poppy at South Coast Botanic Garden.
    A bee searches for nectar on an Iceland poppy at South Coast Botanic Garden.
  • Alternative to A rainbow of colorful wildflowers on display at Virginia Robinson Gardens.
    A rainbow of colorful wildflowers on display at Virginia Robinson Gardens.
  • Alternative to At Whittier Narrows, robins are ready for their closeup.
    At Whittier Narrows, robins are ready for their closeup.
  • Alternative to California poppies are worth the hike at any age.
    California poppies are worth the hike at any age.
  • Alternative to Kenneth Hahn Park visitors can admire lupines and yellow mustard along a walking trail.
    Kenneth Hahn Park visitors can admire lupines and yellow mustard along a walking trail.
  • Alternative to Cineraria flowers are showing off their color at South Coast Botanical Garden.
    Cineraria flowers are showing off their color at South Coast Botanical Garden.
  • Alternative to The lupines attract bees, giving visitors a close encounter with nature.
    The lupines attract bees, giving visitors a close encounter with nature.
  • Alternative to  A cluster of African daisies grows along the paved section of  a trail at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
    A cluster of African daisies grows along the paved section of a trail at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
  • Alternative to The blanket of California poppies will unfurl throughout the  season.
    The blanket of California poppies will unfurl throughout the season.
  • Alternative to Lupines adorn a walkway at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.
    Lupines adorn a walkway at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area.

Spring has arrived in Los Angeles County with a blast of color. From the coast to the desert and the rolling hills in between, the region is blossoming and buzzing with new life.  Thanks to an abundance of rain last winter, wildflowers are blooming and the landscape, once parched by extreme drought, is full of vibrant colors. This gallery of images takes you to some of the best places around Los Angeles County to watch nature’s show unfold.