Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve State Natural Reserve
Each spring, the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve comes alive with the seasonal surprises of the Mojave Desert Grassland habitat. The duration and intensity of colors and scents vary from year to year. The wildflower season generally lasts from as early as mid-February through late May, with a variety of wildflowers creating a mosaic of color that changes daily.
Excellent place to bring families, friends, and lovers. Very educational. Comes and feels the gentle wind, and the sun over your face. Pack your lunch and enjoy the gigantic poppy fields. Let's your mind go free and leave all of the troubles behind. You also can assimilate the movie "The sound of music" on the back of your mind. Or event the movie "Born free" without the lions. It's a beautiful morning, Com on down!
It was extremely hot and busy the day we went to see the poppies so choose your days to visit wisely. They have peak days for traffic and peak weeks that the poppies are more apparent. They do a great job online with letting you know the better times to attend. Beautiful place that I hope the public will take care of. Don't leave your trash and try to preserve the flowers when your taking your photos.
Caught at the right time of year, this place is a natural wonderland. The surreal landscape of orange is something to behold. I noticed one thing beyond the beauty. A lack of trash. Someone must pick it up because our society as a whole leaves something to desire in the leave not trace department.
I can't stress enough how important it is to go early. The line of cars was on the highway by 10:00 AM. With that said, if you can make it in it is absolutely beautiful, particularly when poppies are in season
The driving through the valley during spring time was wonderful...colorful actually and very pleasant if you put on an audio book about some English village murder, then it would be perfeCt. But get to the actual place was a nightmare because all the people and cars. I have to say they did a great job marketing but is it really also a good cause for the flowers and wildlives? I don't really know...