Travel California's Rare "Super Bloom" Flowers Are Migrating North

23:51  06 april  2017
23:51  06 april  2017 Source:   Architectural Digest

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California ' s Rare " Super Bloom " Flowers Are Migrating North . Generally, California ' s " Super Bloom " occurs in locations such as the Anza-Borrego Desert outside of San Diego and Walker Canyon near southern Los Angeles.

California ' s Rare " Super Bloom " Flowers Are Migrating North . Generally, California ' s " Super Bloom " occurs in locations such as the Anza-Borrego Desert outside of San Diego as well as Walker Canyon, near southern Los Angeles.

Perhaps nothing announces spring better than a valley of blooming wild flowers. And that is just what residents and visitors of California's Central Valley have experienced this week. After the Bureau of Land Management posted an Instagram picture of the lush landscape yesterday, the Internet took notice as images began spreading throughout the web. "The show is simply indescribable...like something out of a storybook," the Bureau's caption read. "The Valley floor has endless expanses of yellows and purples from coreopsis, tidy tips, and phacelia, with smaller patches of dozens of other species."

  California's Rare © Photo: Courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management

Generally, California's "Super Bloom" occurs in locations such as the Anza-Borrego Desert outside of San Diego and Walker Canyon near southern Los Angeles. This year, however, the blooming moved some 50 miles north of L.A. in and around Carrizo Plain. This has caused residents and tourists alike to flock the generally quiet valley. As a result, officials have been forced to place signs urging visitors to stay on marked trails as there have been reports of flowers being trampled.

And for those visiting the Carrizo Plain, please heed the Bureau's advice: Drive with as much gas in your tank as possible. Since the valley is in a remote location, there are no service stations nearby.

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The California Super Bloom Is Getting Trampled by Selfie-Takers .
"Doing it for the 'gram" comes at a cost.Thousands of visitors have flocked to the swaths of blooming wildflowers across California, which span the state and are so large that they're visible from space. They are also incredibly rare and appear only every decade or so. Instead of staying on the marked trails and appreciating the blooms from afar, however, tourists have started to traipse through the flowers for photo ops, trampling them as they go. People are sitting on, lying down in, and jumping through the flowers, which crush the fragile blooms.

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