Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 27, 2018

Antelope Valley Wildflowers 4/27/18

Antelope Valley reports

As of April 27th, we don’t have a lot of flowers blooming because of the heat and little to no rain. This being said we only have a few small poppies blooming along the Tehachapi Vista Point but the majority have gone to seed. The good news is that the beavertail cactus has begun to bloom its beautiful magenta colors and there are four o’ clock flowers blooming on the lightning bolt trail.

Stay on OFFICIAL TRAILS only. Walking in the poppies crushes all of the wildflowers and may result in a ticket. DO NOT walk where others have already damaged plants or there is only bare dirt; it will compound the damage and leave a scar for years to come. No dogs, bikes on trails, drones, or picking flowers.

“Selfies” in the flowers are not allowed. All photos must be taken from the trail.

Poppies open up in mid morning, and curl up in the late afternoon or if it’s cold so check the weather forecast before arriving.  The weather can change suddenly and it is frequently windy here during the spring.  This is a DESERT grassland, so drink water often.  Note that it can be very windy here in the spring.

See photos at  Current Photos

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