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California super bloom is in full swing it's turning places like antelope valley into a picturesque landscape and the perfect backdrop for selfie flowers draw thousands of visitors a day but the influx of tourists park Rangers worried you will see on the trail if you take a walk on the trails that there are places where visitors have been taking their pictures in the flowers right and I think they take a step off of the trail but the area they step becomes crossed and nothing blooms well the next day that's a bare spot and they go one step farther and other stuff farther and other stuff farther eventually up these long scars on the mountainside those form within days during the last superwoman twenty seventeen visitors damage wildlife and trampled flowers now 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 take off trail don't go after the snakes you know don't don't basically mess with they have a natural resource as far as it goes with %HESITATION just observing it and actually touching it just observe it another thing the Rangers say you shouldn't do lie in the poppies this one isn't just for environmental reasons park Rangers say poppies are home to the highly poisonous Mojave green snake so if you're thinking about posing among the poppies like others in social media have done you might want to think again