Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 14, 2019

Antelope Valley Wildflowers 4/13/19

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve Bloom update as of April 13, 2019:

As of April 13th, the blooming poppies are still blanketing the reserve with their magnificent orange color.  Every flower and other plants that exist at the Poppy Reserve are currently blooming.  This is a great time to visit.  We are expecting the bloom to last through April, but the peak of the bloom has been reached.  The bloom continue to be amazing, a few flowers have started to wilt while there are still some plants that have buds.  If you are looking to find the exact location of a particular flower or plant, our staff can point you to the right trails when you arrive.

Please remember, visitors must stay on OFFICIAL TRAILS only; photos in the flowers are not allowed in the park. Walking in the poppies creates dirt patches and may result in a ticket. DO NOT walk where others have already damaged the habitat; it will compound the damage and leave a scar for years to come.

Commercial and student filming/photography requires a permit. No dogs, bikes on trails, drones, or picking flowers.

Poppies open up in mid morning, and curl up in the late afternoon/evening or if it’s cold, so check the weather forecast before leaving.  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.

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