I don't know if anybody out there is planning to go wildflower watching this spring in California. I'll say here what I just said to a friend of mine in Los Angeles. This spring head to the northern Sierras or north of SF (Marin, Napa, Sonoma, etc). I live in San Luis Obispo on the central coast and if we get our usual rush of spring weekend warriors they're going to be disappointed this year. It's been really dry all winter and we're not getting our usual late winter blooms. And the hills are dull gray-green instead of their usual winter lush green.
The drought has been all of southern Cal., so wildflower watchers in the desert (Death Valley, Joshua Tree) are in for a weak spring as well. Better off heading north this year.
I was just warning a friend about this so I figured I'd throw it in here.