El Paso’s poppy season in full bloom

Positively El Paso

It’s that time of year again! Poppies are in bloom in the Franklin Mountains in Northeast El Paso and the annual Poppies Fest will be held this coming weekend. 

The El Paso Museum of Archaeology hosts the annual event that will include live music, art vendors, educational exhibits and food vendors. The museum will also be hosting live archery demonstrations and visitors can see 14,000 years of prehistory in El Paso, the greater Southwest, and northern Mexico as they browse the exhibits inside. 

“Poppies Fest provides the community with opportunities to learn about conservation and our environment while taking advantage of the natural beauty of El Paso’s Franklin Mountains,” said El Paso Museum of Archaeology Director Jeff Romney.

The event is scheduled for this Saturday, March 23,  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking is available at the El Paso Community College Transmountain Campus Lot B and shuttle buses will run through the duration of the event. 

If you can’t get enough wildflowers, Park Rangers with Big Bend National Park says they are seeing one of the largest bluebonnet blooms in 30 years. 

Wildflower lovers are reminded to be careful where you walk and never pick the flowers. 

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