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California Poppies are wild flower fields of gold

California Poppies are, of course, California's official state flower. They are a magnificent spring wonder and can be found in profusion at the Poppy Reserve near Los Angeles, California. Within driving distance of Los Angeles you'll find hundreds of acres of seasonal poppy blooms...and elegant skies and vistas inbetween the rainy seasons!

The wildflower season generally lasts from mid-March through mid-May.

While visiting the rolling hills of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, it's just a short drive to visit the Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park, located 5 miles west of the Poppy Reserve. Here you will see a native Joshua Tree and Juniper woodland, one of the few left of this habitat which once spread across the Antelope Valley. There is a short self-guided nature trail located at the park with information about the woodland.

Be prepared for strong winds and sunshine: bring sunblock! There are very high populations of the Mojave Green rattlesnakes so staying on trails is important- for your safety, and for the health of the habitat. But the trails beckon for you to follow over hill, over dale...

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