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Helicopter crushes flowers as crowds flock to ‘super bloom’

Park officials say many wildflower tourists have been well-behaved, but some have ignored pleas to stay on trails In one of the most famous literary descriptions of wildflowers, the English poet William Wordsworth traffic nightmares along city streets in nearby townships, and paid no heed to the desperate pleas of park officials: #DontDoomTheBloom. Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve (@ PoppyReserve) Officers are watching for people illegally entering the park through barbed-wire fencing, trampling buds. It merely takes a few to wreck the habitat for years to come. There are areas…

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