The abundance of rainfall in 2023 brought the open spaces in Southern California to life in a very special way. Having photographed several prior locations for the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, I knew that I had to get out there and capture the effects of this very wet winter. I called my contacts at the IRC and they agreed. Together we obtained this high resolution panoramic photo on Feb, 16.
While traveling on Hicks Haul Rd. we spotted these colorful orange poppies climbing up Loma Ridge.
Please visit the Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks website to hike this area or further explore the natural heritage of Orange County, CA.
Loma Ridge Poppies
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