Late Bloom at State's Poppy Reserve

Poppies seen on May 2nd from the South Poppy Loop Trail | Photo Courtesy California State Parks

Park rangers thought poppies had peaked last week, but nature had other plans. There are still no carpets of orange, but for wildflower enthusiasts there's reason to celebrate at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve:

If the weather cooperates--as in no heat waves--things could last for about three weeks, officials said.

The Weekend Sherpa gives a good overview on the California State Park Foundation's website.