Orange blooms cover the hillsides for miles.
by Wendy Langhans
Weekends are busy times, I know: household chores, children’s sports,
religious services (this Sunday is Palm Sunday), and social gatherings. In addition, this Saturday is the Household
Hazardous/Electronic Waste Roundup  at College of the
Canyons from .
But it’s time...
...the wildflowers are blooming at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve. 
The park is open sunrise to sunset.
will be open through the wildflower season:
During the wildflower season, free guided public tours are
and on weekends
The Reserve is located 15 miles west of
From Highway 14: Take the Avenue I exit and head
west 15 miles. Avenue I becomes
From I-5: Take Hwy 138 east and turn right on
Poppy Reserve Wildflower Hotline (661) 724-1180
As for me, I’m going on Friday morning, just in time for the
tour. Shhh - I’m playing hooky.
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