The poppy fields are still there but this year wasn't a great year because of the drought. I didn't go up there but there was a report on Facebook or somewhere. They have an Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. It's all natural (no watering), so maybe one on seven or ten years is really good. Not only does the quantity of water have to be right, the timing also has to be right. At the wrong time, whatever that is, and they get too much grass.