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Superbloom in southern California

Visitors look at poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California, March 26, 2019. The flowers are drawing thousands of visitors a day, but park rangers worry the influx of tourists are causing damage to wildlife and the flowers.

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Visitors look at poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California, March 26, 2019. The flowers are drawing thousands of visitors a day, but park rangers worry the influx of tourists are causing damage to wildlife and...more

Visitors look at poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster, California, March 26, 2019. The flowers are drawing thousands of visitors a day, but park rangers worry the influx of tourists are causing damage to wildlife and the flowers. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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A person and her dog pose in a poppy field in Lancaster, California. Park rangers have new rules to minimize the damage, though they say the new guidelines aren't stopping everybody from going off the trails. "The don'ts are don't jump over the fence, don't pass any boundaries, don't go off trail, don't go after the snakes, don't basically mess with any of natural resource as far as it goes with just observing it and touching it. Just observe it," said California State Park Ranger Kevin Overduin.

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A person and her dog pose in a poppy field in Lancaster, California. Park rangers have new rules to minimize the damage, though they say the new guidelines aren't stopping everybody from going off the trails. "The don'ts are don't jump over the...more

A person and her dog pose in a poppy field in Lancaster, California. Park rangers have new rules to minimize the damage, though they say the new guidelines aren't stopping everybody from going off the trails. "The don'ts are don't jump over the fence, don't pass any boundaries, don't go off trail, don't go after the snakes, don't basically mess with any of natural resource as far as it goes with just observing it and touching it. Just observe it," said California State Park Ranger Kevin Overduin. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Poppies are pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. Rangers also advise tourists not to lie in the poppies, which are home to the highly poisonous Mojave green snake.

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Poppies are pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. Rangers also advise tourists not to lie in the poppies, which are home to the highly poisonous Mojave green snake. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Poppies are pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. Rangers also advise tourists not to lie in the poppies, which are home to the highly poisonous Mojave green snake. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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People walk through a poppy field in Lancaster.

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People walk through a poppy field in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

People walk through a poppy field in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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California State Park Officials speak to members of the media at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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California State Park Officials speak to members of the media at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

California State Park Officials speak to members of the media at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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A poppy is pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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A poppy is pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A poppy is pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors take a selfie at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Visitors take a selfie at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Visitors take a selfie at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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A visitor uses his mobile phone at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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A visitor uses his mobile phone at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A visitor uses his mobile phone at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors use their mobile phones at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Visitors use their mobile phones at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Visitors use their mobile phones at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors take a selfie at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Visitors take a selfie at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Visitors take a selfie at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Poppies are pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Poppies are pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Poppies are pictured at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors use their mobile phones at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Visitors use their mobile phones at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Visitors use their mobile phones at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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A visitor walks through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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A visitor walks through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

A visitor walks through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Visitors walk through the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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Cars line up to enter the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster.

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Cars line up to enter the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Cars line up to enter the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve in Lancaster. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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