March 26, 2017: Visitors take photos of the flowers at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. Reports from the park's website report a few poppies starting to bloom. But the peak is still about a month away. Even in dry years, this location usually has plenty of flowers to see. Tip: go very early in the morning to get good parking. Later arrivals often have a long walk - a mile - to get to the entrance.
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