Poppypalooza returns to Lake Elsinore, virtually, thanks to COVID-19

Bob Magee, mayor pro tem of Lake Elsinore, addresses the community in a video message Thursday, April 23, regarding the Walker Canyon poppy bloom. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Kim Harris Managing EditorPoppies have once again taken to the stage in Lake Elsinore, but visitors hoping to stroll through the fields of blooms are in for disappointment should they show up to Walker Canyon in person. “As you can see, following the spring rains, the poppies are once again beginning to bloom,” Bob Magee, mayor pro tem of Lake Elsinore, said in a video update on the city’s YouTube Channel Thursday, April 23. “However, the bloom is much smaller and is not expected to reach the size of a super bloom.” Even with the small bloom, many people delight in strolling through Walker Canyon, but this year, that is not an option open to lovers of flora and fauna. A small poppy field erupts i
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