Sunday, April 20, 2008

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

"This State Reserve, nestled in the Antelope Buttes 15 miles west of Lancaster, California, is located on California's most consistent poppy-bearing land. Other wildflowers: owl's clover, lupine, goldfield, cream cups, and coreopsis, to name a few, share the desert grassland to produce a mosaic of color and fragrance each spring. As unpredictable as nature - the intensity and duration of the wildflower bloom varies yearly."

The poppies are approximately at peak bloom the weekend of April 19/20, but should be worth visiting for a couple more weeks at least.

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve