LPA member Helen Henry arranged for a Photographer’s Day at the Poppy Reserve on March 25, 2012. LPA/PSA members were admitted for free. Helen also arranged a photography competition (with the help of Lee Garner) to benefit the parks, and organized a silent auction to raise funds for the Poppy Reserve and Saddleback Butte State Parks. For the silent auction, beautiful framed wildflower photos were donated by Nan Carder, Lyle Trusty, Helen Henry, Sue Craft, Sue Liberto, Holly Peskin, and handmade glass fired Poppy photo frames and sun catchers were donated by Anita Kratofil. Silent auction open for 3 weeks. Stop by the Jane S. Pinheiro Interpretive Center to view items and place a bid. Center also offers a short video, wildlife and plant displays and gift shop. Open 9-5 weekends and 10-4 weekdays during the wildflower season.
The Lancaster Photography Association (LPA) will be hosting a photography contest for images taken at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve, Saddleback Butte State Park and Ripley State Park. All parks are located in the Antelope Valley, CA. The images must be taken between March 25th, 2012 and closing date of May 1st, 2012. Entries should reflect the flora, fauna, and activities available at these scenic State Parks. Examples: Desert Animals, Wildflowers, Hiking, Camping, Star Gazing, Sunsets and Joshua Trees... etc. Entry is free and open to all photographers. Entries (limit 10) due by 11:59pm May 1st, 2012. Please check the LPA website for competition entry instructions http://www.lpaphotography.org/
Link on LPA website to Guide to CA State Parks of the Antelope Valley (includes a Free coupon for Day-Use Entrance, Overnight Camping, or Tour Ticket).