Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 17, 2023

The dazzling, troubling history of California superbloom tourism

The Guardian writes about the threat of superbloom tourism to California’s wild areas

The spectacle that washes hillsides in color draws thousands each year, but raises generations-old concerns about protecting wild spaces.

But the crowds also can make their own paths through sensitive areas, causing damage and threatening the future of the phenomenon. While debate over how to balance appreciating the superbloom without overwhelming it has intensified in recent years, it reflects concerns about society’s creep into wild places that date back more than a century, particularly during periods o

Read article at  The dazzling, troubling history of California superbloom tourism | California | The Guardian

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