Superbloom Break In: Someone Climbed Barbed Wire for Poppies

on Mar11
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Someone was so excited about getting Instagrammable photos of the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve that the person climbed a barbed wire fence Sunday.

The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve’s Facebook page shared images of a citation Sunday after an unidentified person with a penchant for poppies parked outside of the reserve, worked his or her way through a barbed wire fence that was clearly marked “Do Not Enter,” and then went hiking about the state natural reserve.

Nature-lovers have long lamented the way “tourists” trample the flowers in an attempt to get good images. 

The California State Parks Department has already asked the public not to stomp the poppies.

Officials also said on the page said breaking into the reserve is “a pretty good way to earn a citation.”

From the images, the barbed wire fence appears to be one that could be easily scaled — but it doesn’t mean it should be.

What was supposed to be a quick Sunday snapping photos for social media has now turned into someone at the very least paying a ticket, and at most being forced to appear in a courtroom in Lancaster.

Since several storms made their way through Southern California, flowers have been in bloom near Diamond Valley Lake, Borrego Springs, Lake Elsinore, Carlsbad, and of course, Antelope Valley. 

So in this case, maybe don’t do it for the ‘gram.



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