Amid speculation about whether 2023 could bring another spectacular super bloom event in South Western USA, Californian police have made a pre-emptive strike to try to avoid the chaos of 2019. Specifically addressing photographers and wannabe photographers (i.e. influencers), they are saying, “stay away from the poppies, or we’ll arrest you”.
2019 saw unprecedented crowds of daytrippers to the Lake Elsinore area during the super bloom. Flowers were trampled, traffic chaos cut off residents from infrastructure, and one policeman even lost his life in a road traffic accident. Clearly, the authorities are keen to avoid any of this from happening again.