WHAT: Poppy Walk
WHO: A3PCON (Asia Pacific Policy and Planning Council), a member of San Gabriel Mountains Forever
WHERE: The California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2016 (backup in case of weather: April 9); meeting time is at 10:30 am
RSVP: Please RSVP by March 29
GETTING THERE: Carpooling is encouraged! A3PCON can help to arrange carpools from the Downtown, Long Beach, and San Gabriel Valley areas. Those who are willing to drive other people will be reimbursed for gas. Also, cars with three or more people will get FREE admission (normally $10/car).
Meeting place: The Jack-in-the-Box parking lot off Highway 14 in Lancaster
2443 W Ave I, Lancaster, CA 93536
The drive from Los Angeles to Lancaster is approximately 1.5 hours; please plan accordingly. The group will caravan from the meeting location to the actual Poppy Reserve, which is 20 minutes away, arriving at approximately 11 am.
MORE INFO: Please pack a lunch, water, and snacks to enjoy during our time at the Poppy Reserve
MORE ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA POPPY:
Its botanical name: Eschscholzia californica. It’s also known as the Golden Poppy, the Flame Flower, la Amapola, and Copa de Oro.
It became the state flower for California in 1903.
The California Golden Poppy is a naturally drought-resistant plant that can flourish in the state’s dry environment.
California Poppy Day is celebrated April 6.