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Walker Canyon Poppies etc.

Post by RichardCullip » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:31 pm

Today, on our way back to Poway from Bakersfield, Robin and I took the I-15 route and stopped at Walker Canyon just outside Lake Elsinore. The poppies and other wildflowers are certainly going off this year in a big way. We had just a momentary hassle finding a parking spot but that was soon forgotten as we enjoyed the beauty of God's creation on display. It was well worth the stop

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Post by balzaccom » Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:51 pm

Lovely. we are headed that way soon!
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Post by CAMERONM » Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:14 pm

Hey Richard, we just missed you, or perhaps not. We also went out today to avoid the weekend crowds, which must be insane. I have done the Lancaster and Anza Borrego fields in the past, and NOTHING matches this year. I could not believe how dense the poppies were, and the mixture of purple, blue-greens, whites and yellows was just beyond crazy. I also got to finally see close-up a painted lady butterfly (last picture). In Los Angeles we have seen massive numbers of these butterflies all over the city, like nothing I have ever experienced before. Perhaps nature has a chance after all.
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Post by c9h13no3 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:35 pm

That's a lot of plant genitals! I'm jealous!
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Post by maverick » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:09 pm

Thanks for the wonderful shots!
Keeping my fingers cross that the higher temps will get things going booming in Carrizo in the next two weeks! :nod:
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Post by rightstar76 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:27 am

Yup.

Tens of thousands converge on California ‘poppy apocalypse’
https://www.apnews.com/7f06d7d07d96404ca4bfdb562e767ea5

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Post by maiathebee » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:56 am

maverick wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:09 pm
Thanks for the wonderful shots!
Keeping my fingers cross that the higher temps will get things going booming in Carrizo in the next two weeks! :nod:
Let me know if you get any beta on that, especially in the Temblor Range!
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Post by maverick » Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:01 pm

Let me know if you get any beta on that, especially in the Temblor Range!
Will do, Oleander, Jimr, and myself are planning to visit, if it is a superbloom at least rivaling 2017, maybe we can meetup. :nod:
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Post by rlown » Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:56 pm

Make a note though. The city has been closing down access because it was overrun. They even brought in law enforcement from other jurisdictions due to massive "invasion."

https://www.foxnews.com/us/tens-of-thou ... apocalypse

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