Saturday 8 February 2014

Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve

image credit: California State Parks

Millions upon millions of bright blooming poppies populate California's Antelope Valley, making it appear right out of an impressionist painting. Antelope Valley is dry and barren throughout the year. But from mid-February to late May, the meadows spring into life, coloring the fields in a medley of orange, yellow, pink, and green.

Apart from poppies, other wildflowers like owl's clover, lupine, goldfield, cream cups, and coreopsis add color to the countryside. In order to maintain the park's natural state, the flower fields are not watered nor stimulated by the park service.

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