Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
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Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve

The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve is blooming. The reserve, 15 miles west of Lancaster at 15101 Lancaster Road, offers free guided public tours daily during wildflower season. The California State Parks website says: “The poppies are here! We don’t have carpets of orange yet, but we have brilliant patches starting to fill in the south facing slopes, with blinding yellow swaths of goldfields covering hillsides and along the North Poppy Loop trail.” (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
In addition to the poppies, other wild flowers are blooming at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
A poppy blooms in the sunshine at the preserve in the Antelope Valley. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Matt Browning, with a friend, takes a photo of a poppy. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Poppies blow in the wind. Their blossoms, which open to the sun, close in the wind. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Pygmy-leaved lupine blooms alongside a California poppy. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Fiddleneck bloom at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
A poppy closes up in the wind. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Poppies bloom along 170 Street West near the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
Visitors return to their cars along 170 Street West near the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve.  (Anne Cusack / Los Angeles Times)
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