In the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, the poppies grow – THOTs take their selfies row-by-row:
On a typical day, the park sees about 60 visitors. During super bloom season that number skyrockets to around 2,000. Jean Rhyne, who has been an interpreter at the reserve for 13 years, has been vocal about the long-term impact this can have on the park’s natural wildlife.
“This park was created specifically because of the poppies that are here,” Rhyne told Vice News, “And if they get stepped on or sat on to take a picture in […] it compacts the soil and then the roots from the seeds of the next year can’t get in. So we’ll have scars in the habitat for many years to come. ”
Check out the HBO / Vice doc regarding the latest trampling of nature for vanity’s sake above!