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 9 a.m -3 p.m..
But it’s time…
…the wildflowers are blooming at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve.
The park is open sunrise to sunset.
The Interpretive Center
will be open through the wildflower season:
Weekdays 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Weekends 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
During the wildflower season, free guided public tours are
10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on weekends
11 a.m. on
The Reserve is located 15 miles west of Lancaster
at 15101 Lancaster Road.
From Highway 14: Take the Avenue I exit and head
west 15 miles. Avenue I becomes Lancaster
From I-5: Take Hwy 138 east and turn right on 170th
Street West. Make a left at the end, onto Lancaster
Road. Follow the road two miles.
Poppy Reserve Wildflower Hotline (661) 724-1180
As for me, I’m going on Friday morning, just in time for the
11AM tour. Shhh – I’m playing hooky.
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