Research Report June 2017
Mike Powell
Marsha Neill and Bob Waidner

Was this year's rainfall above or below average? What effect did the quantity and duration of individual storms have on this year's bloom? Read the fascinating details in the June 2017 Research Report available to download below. Rainfall chart courtesy of Mike Powell.
Oct - June 2016 - 2017 Rainfall at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve
Research Reports from Volunteer Mike Powell
Will poppy plants germinate with only .5 inches of rain?
What happens when the Reserve gets 2 inches or more?
 How do poppies growing wild in other locations in Southern California differ from the poppies at the Poppy Reserve?
Find out the answers and much more by reading the February 15, 2016 Research Report by volunteer Mike Powell:
What effect did the rain events on Oct. 15 and Nov. 3 have on wildflowers at the Poppy Reserve?
Is the fall a good time to visit the Reserve?
What side of the Reserve typically gets more rain?
Find out the answers by reading the November 15, 2015 Research Report by volunteer Mike Powell: