TASSAJARA VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- The sun is shining and the wildflowers are exploding in vibrant displays this April across the state of California. Here in the Bay Area, we are on the verge of a superbloom.
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The hills south of Mount Diablo in Tassajara Valley and the Morgan Territory look like they are colored in yellow highlighter - swaths of yellow blooms covering the lush green hills. But experts say that's just the beginning.
A superbloom is in full bloom in Southern California. More warm weather, more sunshine and we could be experiencing a superbloom in the next week or two.
"The poppies and lupine which most people associate with a superbloom are just starting now," Hillary Colyer, an interpreter with Mt Tamalpais State Park, said.
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The California Department of Parks and Recreation is encouraging people to get out and enjoy the kaleidoscopic show we're about to witness but they are reminding the public to not stampede off trails, go onto private property, block roads or illegally park in order to get the perfect Instagram photo.
"Many of our wildflowers are very sensitive to soil disruption and trampling so i'ts very important you stay on trails so we don't doom the bloom," Colyer said.
No picking the wildflowers either. Just appreciate the superbloom after this winter's super gloom.
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The California Department of Parks and Recreation is recommending several places across the state to see the superbloom, here are some locations in the Bay Area.
- Mount Tamalpais State Park
- China Camp State Park
- Trione-Annadel State Park
- Sugarloaf Ridge State Park
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